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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:24 PM

I am looking into building a computer for my home office and I would like it to play 1080p videos and I am wondering what processor I should get so which is better?

intel 13-3225 http://www.microcent...aspx?sku=634030
amd 6400k http://www.microcent...aspx?sku=617811
amd fx 4130 http://www.microcent...Boxed_Processor

I am planning on keeping it for 5-6 years please tell me which one will last longest. I would like to point out that this computer is NOT FOR GAMING.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:00 PM

For a HTPC the i3 is where I'd put my money. I helped my partner's brother do a Mini-ITX HTPC build for about 450- 4gb RAM, i3-3220, Asus P8H61, 128GB Sandisk SSD, Corsair H60 and a GTX650Ti in a tiny BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX case. That serves as a dual-purpose HTPC and light gaming PC. As a home entertainment build running a 1080p maximum resolution, you shouldn't need to upgrade in a number of years- though you might want to pick up a 2TB external drive for storage purposes.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:11 PM

should I also get a solid state drive?

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:13 PM

also anyone think this motherboard is good http://microcenter.c...tel_Motherboard

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:31 PM

It's okay. To be honest, it might be even a bit of an overkill for the i3. B75A-G43 would be more than good enough even. As for the SSD - yes, definitely go for it if you can afford it.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:20 PM

is this AS Rock a good motherboard
http://www.microcent...tel_Motherboard

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:57 AM

This one is too budget, it doesn't even have SATA3, which would make th investment in SSD a bit pointless. ASRock B75 Pro3 is the way to go if you want a cheap and decent mobo from this manufacturer.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:58 AM

ughh microcenter just changed their inventory i gotta wait a bit so i cannot use these yet.




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