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I have a CPU that I pulled from my ex490 Mediasmart server. Can I make a SFF htpc?


Is it worth buying an LGA 775 m/b and maybe a graphics card?


I've heard that Celerons were sometimes used for HTPCs.


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The hard part with LGA775 and SFF will be finding a decent mini-ITX motherboard with a PCI-e x16 slot.
 

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IMO, no. Single core 2.2GHz is too weak, LGA775 is obsolete.


BTW new Celeron G540 2.5GHz 2-core, $52, and G530 2.4GHz 2-core, $42, are available on September 4. Integrated graphics is very good (if it is the same as Pentium) and a cheap H61 mb is easy to find.
 

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Yeah that's what I thought. It's hard to see hardware go to waste.



Looking on newegg, it would cost the same to put together a system with newer components.


Thanks for the input guys!
 

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Originally Posted by renethx /forum/post/20857472


IMO, no. Single core 2.2GHz is too weak, LGA775 is obsolete.

I have a Q9400 system on which the Mobo seems to be progressively failing. I assume that, while obsolete, that's still plenty fast to be worth buying a new LGA775 motherboard, isn't it?
 

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Originally Posted by Zon2020 /forum/post/20858291


I have a Q9400 system on which the Mobo seems to be progressively failing. I assume that, while obsolete, that's still plenty fast to be worth buying a new LGA775 motherboard, isn't it?

Depends on the use-case. If you can get a $50 motherboard, sure why not. If you have to spend more than $100 for a mobo, I'd be more inclined to go with H61 + Pentium G620 if you don't need the power of a quad-core. Should lower power consumption, too (perhaps by more than half at idle).
 

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I had to replace a 775 motherboard to use as a computer for one of the kids. The pickings are getting real slim. I ended up with a cheap Gigabyte G41 board. I would not have picked this board, but I really couldn't find anything better. Just keep this in mind when your thinking about buying new 775 stuff.
 
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