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Just getting into HTPC and I'm thinking I might have screwed up already....
I ordered and they shipped this board:
Gigabyte A75M-UD2H AMD Socket FM1 for AMD Llano CPU, HDMI, Dual Graphic Micro ATX Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-A75M-UD2H-Socket-Graphic-Motherboard/dp/B0057TG6AW
Was that a good choice?
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If you're combining this mobo with an Intel i3 then yes you did screw up. smile.gif If not, then you need to provide more info on what you are trying to accomplish and what other parts you've bought.
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The new FM2 boards and CPU's just came out. Most see Intel a better choice. If you do gaming, the new AMD might be a better match. If you can return it, I would and do a little more research, but a FM1 will still work.
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I'm going to use this APU:

AMD A8-3870K APU with AMD Radeon 6550 HD Graphics 3.0GHz Unlocked Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Processor - Retail - AD3870WNGXBOX
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A8-3870K-Graphics-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B006J420UE/ref=pd_cp_e_0


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For HTPC and light gaming that setup will be fine and is actually a bit overkill.

If you want to play modern games at high resolutions and framerates, you'll need a discrete vid card so you'd be better off going intel for the CPU (much better performance per $$)
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Could you suggest a good "value for money" motherboard and chip and video card for modern games and gereral htpc ues?

And what would be good for light gaming?
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