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I am going to build a media server and I am deciding on the A6-3670K or the A6-3500.

I would just go straight for the A6-3670K, but that CPU is a 100W CPU while the A6-3500 is a 65W CPU. Also I plan on putting it into a small form factor media server case with one maybe two fans, but I haven't decided on the case as of yet. (Budget is around $60-75 for case if you have any you would like to recommend.)

So the issue being with this would be heat since I am going small form factor.

I should also add that this media server will only be used to burn dvds, surf the web and general stuff like that. It will not be used for gaming or anything else that is CPU/GPU intensive.

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I think you got something wrong, mate, there is no such CPU A6-2500.
Take a look here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Fusion

Typo suppose to be the A6-3500.

Will fix up top.


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If you're planning to use it on lighter stuffs, why not get the cheaper A4-3400?

It's cheaper and definitely does the job you mentioned...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103955

Reviews are good so far for their HTPC.

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If you're planning to use it on lighter stuffs, why not get the cheaper A4-3400?
It's cheaper and definitely does the job you mentioned...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103955
Reviews are good so far for their HTPC.

$10 bucks for an extra core is worth it to me, but the $40 hike isn't.


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stay with the 65 watt alot less heat and a smaller case meens less fans and in that aplaction you dont want alot of fan noise
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$10 bucks for an extra core is worth it to me, but the $40 hike isn't.

Well, if you just want an extra core... might be a good idea to stick with the 3500 budget-wise.

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