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Considering a Celeron G550 for a low power HTPC rig. Can't find many reviews/opinions of the chip. It's a little cheaper than a A6 5400k. Think I'm making a good purchase guys? Thanks in advance!

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I have one, great little chip, very low power, should do everything you need, for raw processing, its a much stronger chip than the 5400k, though the iGPU will be weaker if you don't have a dedicated one.

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AMD is cutting the prices of some of their CPUs.

I would get a Trinity since the GPU performance is more important once you get over 2GHz dual-core for most uses.

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I would get a Trinity since the GPU performance is more important once you get over 2GHz dual-core for most uses.

This, and with Trinity you'd have the option to overclock it a bit if you find that it's needed.

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Thanks all for the input. I figured the g550 was a stronger processor with a weaker IGPU, compared to the 5400k. I don't have a gpu to use, so I'll be using the integrated. Thing is, I can get a g550 with gigabyte mobo for about $120 where as the 5400k is about $50 more. I plan to play blurays, no gaming. Thanks again.

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For my HTPC, the biggest CPU utilizer is HD Netflix. It uses SilverLight which doesn't do enough GPU acceleration.

A E-350 (dual-core 1.6GHz) stutters badly with streaming Netflix (i.e. "Legend of the Seeker" is one of the higher bandwidth videos). I estimate a 2-2.4GHz AMD CPU would be good enough.


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Thanks all for the input. I figured the g550 was a stronger processor with a weaker IGPU, compared to the 5400k. I don't have a gpu to use, so I'll be using the integrated. Thing is, I can get a g550 with gigabyte mobo for about $120 where as the 5400k is about $50 more. I plan to play blurays, no gaming. Thanks again.
A 5400K is $75 and a FM2 motherboard is $50-70.... it's about the same price.

To answer most of your questions: (1) a fridge cannot cool a PC (2) 64-bit OS for over 3.4GB (3) If a PCIe card fits, it should work (4) Resolution, not screen size (5) Report, not respond to Spam (6) Single-Rail/Non-Modular PSUs are not always better than Multi-Rail/Modular (7) Sequential does not matter as much as random for OS drives (8) Requirements come before hardware for servers

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So I bought the GB H61N-USB3 and a G550. It's a great little setup. Handles 1080p video like a boss. Great chip for the $. I got the combo for $110.

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