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Hey guys, I already have some of the components and just need advice on the CPU. I'm deciding between the old SB i3 with the HD 3000 graphics or the new i5 Ivy Bridge with the HD2500. Is the extra cost worth it? It is also 20 dollars more also upgrades the i5 to the HD 4000 graphics. Should I just go with the HD 4000 since its new tech? Probably little gaming to none. Blu-ray playback and movie watching is probably going to be the most important. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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if your using iGPU then i would go with the I5 IB CPU with the HD4000 graphics.. its suppose to be a nice improvement over the SB HD3000 smile.gif
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if your using iGPU then i would go with the I5 IB CPU with the HD4000 graphics.. its suppose to be a nice improvement over the SB HD3000 smile.gif

2nd that motion smile.gif
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2nd that motion smile.gif

3rd lol 4000 is supposed to be a bigger jump than 2000 to 3000.
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3rd lol 4000 is supposed to be a bigger jump than 2000 to 3000.


I fourth this.

I read that HD 4000 yields a massive 76% improvement over HD 3000 thumb.gif
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Thanks I guess the HD4000 it is! Do you guys think this motherboard will suffice? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138357
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It should,but if don't need the 1 extra sata port or pci slots this micro board is a better price/performance buy, imo for a htpc.
 
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It should,but if don't need the 1 extra sata port or pci slots this micro board is a better price/performance buy, imo for a htpc.

Oh ok but the chipset is the h61. Do you think it will make a big difference vs the new ivy bridge chipsets?
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The sandy bridge mobos cannot oc ivy bridge chips yet. However it is suspected that a bios update will unlock the feature.
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Oh ok but the chipset is the h61. Do you think it will make a big difference vs the new ivy bridge chipsets?

This will show you the difference between the chipsets:

http://hu.gigabyte.com/microsites/79/data/overview.html
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