I'm about to embark on building a new HTPC to replace my old Core 2 Duo system. I can't decide between a new A10-7850k or an i3-4130?
1) Local viewing of ripped BR and DVD. Possibly move to LiveTV. View pictures/music thru WMC too
2) Maybe HuluPlus or Netflix
Why couldn't I resist the urge to buy the I7? Why does it still sort of bother me that when I look at the CPU benchmark tests there are currently two consumer processors that are very slightly faster than the one I am buying but I wanted the Intel 4600 graphics so I had to "settle" for this...
My 7 year old HP Slimline unexpectedly died after a power outage, it's probably the power supply, but I figure I might as well look at getting a whole new setup. It's time. I looked into getting one of those low powered Foxconn boxes with the E-350 APU, but they are going for around $150 right...
Holy cow !!
If you have not tried it please do so.
I am doing MPC-HC + MadVR + SVP.
I've messed around a couple times before but always quit. I never tested a cartoon.
Played a few 1080p animation to test it out-
The difference was extreme.
I have dual monitors so I synced both...
I just did it again and ordered parts to build yet another HTPC.
I built this:
2 x ($48.99) ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$97.98 (+10% off = 44$) (Bought an extra.. lol )
2 Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor G630...