I'm planning on building an HTPC. Its usage is expected to be movies, dvr, gaming, and computing, I was going to get i7-4765t 35W processor, thinking I'll save some electricity.
After some googling, some have mentioned getting the higher power cpu because the power consumption savings will be minimal since most of the time the cpu will be idling. Others mention getting the higher power cpu and underclocking it. I could always reset cpu if I needed more power.
Is the actual electricity savings minimal between the two processors or should I with the i7-4765t to save electricity and money in the long run.?
Thanks in advance!