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eh that was a dumb question - any mobo recommendations for this then?
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Really appreciate all the input....there will never be video games on it, so I can't imagine I would need more than a GT 430? He knows more about his audio setup, and should be here sometime this afternoon and i can find out more.
He also isn't going to need a tv tuner card.

If he isn't gaming, why get a GPU at all?

Why not get a motherboard with an integrated GPU. Saves you money, space and electricity.
if he wants to play high quality videos on a high quality display he'll need a gpu


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dudes stop this INtel i3 bullcrap this is a HTpc a AMd APu is all he needs for CPu and GPu powers cmon wth you guys doing reccomending this guy a 5770 lol a 5770 is a budget Gaming card and the guy wont be playing games on a HTPC so i recconmend you go Quad core apu. the apu GPu is strong enough to play Blue rai and quality movies
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if he wants to play high quality videos on a high quality display he'll need a gpu
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Can you explain why an integrated chip like the Llano A8-3850 could not handle HD playback on a 1080p device?

I see plenty of Llano HTPC builds, and reviews indicate it handles HD playback fine.
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integrated GPU is good enough to play 1080p .mkv files?

That's what integrated's have been advertised to do for years now, hence why I suggested you just get a Llano, you don't need a vidcard unless you're gaming.
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if he wants to play high quality videos on a high quality display he'll need a gpu
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No he really won't.

An APU is MORE than enough.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4476/amd-a83850-review/5
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dudes stop this INtel i3 bullcrap this is a HTpc a AMd APu is all he needs for CPu and GPu powers cmon wth you guys doing reccomending this guy a 5770 lol a 5770 is a budget Gaming card and the guy wont be playing games on a HTPC so i recconmend you go Quad core apu. the apu GPu is strong enough to play Blue rai and quality movies

He says $600 , and a GPU , and an audio card so you know what I do to help? Pick our a very good i3 , mobo, cheap gpu and a highly rated audio card and I price it all around 600$. If you have a better suggestion make it but why the hell would you flame someone suggesting something other than what you would ?
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eh that was a dumb question - any mobo recommendations for this then?

check here?
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dudes stop this INtel i3 bullcrap this is a HTpc a AMd APu is all he needs for CPu and GPu powers
got you covered here
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. If you have a better suggestion make it

oh whats this?

note: gratuitous self reference
 
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It's a suggestion , just like mine. What's your point ? Why do people try to argue about the dumbest things?
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post #30 of 50
I agree on the silly arguing when an APU is clearly the best choice for the task/budget biggrin.gif

edit:

OC? Check.
Though the i3 is no chump at stock

Capable iGPU? Check.
with ability to crossfire discrete cards for extra performance

Fits budget? hellz yeah.
note I chose the most expensive APU/Board combo he could easily shave off another $50 by dropping down on the APU/MB

If he planned on gaming from the start this would be a different story, featuring the i3.
Edited by SpiritGear - 12/15/11 at 11:32am
 
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