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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...03&subcat=2058

That one? I cant see it on the picture?

Also the CPU you linked is £105, atheres another one quad core but £85, only difference i think is price and extra mhz...oh it has extra radeon cores and extra gpu clock...can they make big difference?
Sorry, didnt realize they had a base model for it, I edited the post.

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Really? Why is that? I've only heard good things about Asrock, seeing as how they are subsidized (is that a word? lol) by Asus. Your board does have more features, but it is also more expensive. For an HTPC you really don't need all that much. Just my 2 cents.
Not a fan of ASRock, I have personally not been happy with them. I have returned 2 boards of theirs and another that was mine, I was not satisfied with it for a few reasons.
post #22 of 34
I have this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157228 with ONLY 2 gigs of ram, and was using it as a HTPC for quite a while, and the ONLY thing it couldnt do was trying to read AND play from a bluray movie (then again, bluray movies on PC sux :/ )

It is cheap, has DVI, VGA as well as HDMI, and CAN play 1080p with little to no skips or problems at all (only was using up to 60% cpu actually.)

it is tiny, uses 30w at the socket, and is more than enough for the job. oh, and its cheap!
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Usedpaperclip is the extra 80 'radeon cores' and extra ~150mhz gpu clock worth extra £20?
post #24 of 34
Probably not, you can also overclock the GPU on those processors so if you dont want to spend the money then I would go with a cheaper version, it will be plenty.
post #25 of 34
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hmm

Think I might swap out the AMD Llano A6-3650 for the triple core 3500 instead, saves me £20 doing that.
post #26 of 34
lol, its going to have a 990X the way this is going..

I would have stuck to that Llano and a mATX board with a shiny case.
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so the 3650 llano with the following look ok?:



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hmmm. I really though you would have done SFF.

Case like this.. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/lianl...ake-atx-psu%29 (mATX)
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/19/11 at 5:23pm
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so the 3650 llano with the following look ok?:

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Also

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Don't know if I missed this, but do you have a Bluray/DVD player already? Can't forget that! Ya'know, just so it can sit there and not be used because you use only digital media's.
    
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Don't know if I missed this, but do you have a Bluray/DVD player already? Can't forget that! Ya'know, just so it can sit there and not be used because you use only digital media's.
This. But note that if you plan to try to play blurays right off the disc, be prepared to shell out some cash for the software to play it too.
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