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So what would you recommend as being the best bang for the buck? I agree I dont need that much power but I want 'what i need + a little bit extra just in case'.
Btw, I have been drinking but I got a bonus today so I wanna get all this bought tonight so I get it asap. I love my job.

A $69 A4-3400 (Dual-core, 160-core GPU) is good enough for a HTPC.

A $129 A8-3800 (Quad-core, 400-core GPU) is great for a HTPC... the additional GPU power provides slightly better image quality.
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To keep nice gpu power if you want to OC a bit with multi's the A8-3870K. If not planning to oc then the A8-3850(you get about the same max oc from both versions). It's a pretty decent hit from the 6550D to the 6530D the A6 uses.

So depending on which one your budget can swing I'd say an A8 apu, A6 if gpu power really isn't cared about(it's still a nice igpu and out performs Intel).
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I just built an A6 for my HTPC and couldn't be happier, plenty of horsepower and runs Netflix and Hulu plus Flawlessly. Llano all the way thumb.gif
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