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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

If you dig into what Intel HD graphics is on this CPU, it's the same architecture, EUs and speed as Intel 2000 HD graphics but with QuickSync and 3D turned off. The G860 is basically an i3 with some features turned off and a little less cache. Marketing... for a 2D HTPC the perceived performance should be identical between the G860 and i3-2100.

Yup.

That's why I got one for my server for $58
post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

I have a G620 in my bedroom HTPC and it's rock solid. I say get the one you can find the best deal on. Performance isn't an issue on these CPUs. It's about finding the one with the features you want and then finding the one that's the sweet-spot pricewise. IMHO.

Great advice.

Even a G5xx would be fine. A G6xx is obviously a bit more powerful for another $10-$15. A G8xx would be basically the same power as an i3.

There is almost no real world difference- so whether you got a G630 or a G620 or a G6xx whatever... it's not going to matter.

I'd say you would be hard to notice a jump from the G530 to the G860. I think the G530 is 2.4ghz and the G860 is 3.0ghz ???

Stardog has the right advice. Buy the one you find a good deal on as they will all work great.

My personal value system is:

G6xx <$60
G8xx <$70
i3 <$80

If you can find all three buy what is in your budget. If you can find one of those... buy that as the best choice.

They are all great choices. It comes down to what you find the best deal on personally when you buy it.
post #33 of 38
Here is what I would do:

G860 3.0ghz RETAIL BOXED WITH INTEL CPU FAN -$58 (use code GUMDROPS)
https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=G860BOX


post #34 of 38
and for $5 less you can have either the G645 or the G630

G645:$53
https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=G645BOX

G630: $53
https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=G630BOX

Or a worse deal on the G620: $55
https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=G620BOX

It's not really going to matter. Personally I'd spend the $5 for higher clock speed.
post #35 of 38
I saw this too. Great price.


Tiger Direct has a 160 GB SSD for $89 after a rebate. I just want something that's gonna work.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=5250507&sku=I69-7010



David
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Originally Posted by pman555 View Post

Is this a good deal on a SSD? 120GB Verbatim SSD for $70, free shipping.
http://www.buy.com/prod/verbatim-120gb-2-5-sata-iii-solid-state-drive-ssd/227360950.html?ss?adid=18094&

Edited by dpn - 12/14/12 at 12:44pm
post #36 of 38
What did you decide for your CPU ?
post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

What did you decide for your CPU ?

I went with the G860 from Superbiiz. Ended up being $65 including shipping.
And since its coming from Edison, NJ (about 30 min away from me) it'll be here by Monday!
post #38 of 38
Nice. I built two G860 PCs today for family who are buying them for their family for Christmas. What a great bargain.
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