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post #1 of 3 Old 10-20-2012, 03:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Think the i3-540 is enough? Ready to roll Acer i3-540 machine for $340: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103455&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS102012C&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS102012C-_-EMC-102012-Index-_-DesktopPCs-_-83103455-L05B

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2GB RAM? 500GB HDD? Also no-name mobo and PSU. The i3-540 is fine for an HTPC but you can do way better building from parts. Just take a look at some of the recent budget builds.
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I don't know if the deal is still live but can attest that the Clarkdale i series processors are more than adequate. I have an i3-550 in my HTPC and it does a fantastic job. I also use an i3-650 in my PC that sees even more heavy work doing ripping, transcoding and the like as well as serving up BRD mkv rips to the HTPC for playback.

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