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The 5450 will be way better than the onboard of a Celeron if I go that route.
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I think I'm just going to wait for the first one to go on sale.
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I have bought a A4 5300 and a MSI A75-E35 for a HTPC.

Performance wise under Windows 7 is a 6 WEI score for CPU and can be increased to 6,1 by overclocking with 1 Mhz the FSB.The CPU is locked for overclocking.
HD movies run ok under any operating system Linux or Windows .
Windows 7 is snappy under this APU ,doesn t have delays or something.Intel burn test shows half of the performance of a FX 4100 CPU in the CPU department..

Runs CS:S at 1920 X 1080 with 16 bots at max details ,more will give you lag and drop in frame rates at round starts.FPS wise in this scenario is 70-130 FPS with drops to maybe 40 FPS can t remember exactly
Dirt 3 can be played at 1920 X 1080 at Low and Ultra Low and gets better at 1200 X 900 towards medium
Max Payne is playable at 1200 X 900 ,but lags a lot

Supports DDR 3 1600 and you should buy such.

Overall a good APU for a browsing - office PC and mild gaming .Graphics is better than the one in the AMD 890 chipset 4xxx series.

Temperature wise it around 50 Celsius +/- 6.Use a cooler with some copper ,like the one you get for a FX 4100 if you want silent operation.
   
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post #14 of 38
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I managed to grab a Celeron G1620 locally for $35. Couldn't pass that up. It's pretty sweet. Found an h67 board with bios update for $50. So, $85 isn't bad for the board and chip. I just need to find someone with a sandy bridge to update the bios on the board so it will support IB. My buddy has a 2600k... I'll probably try to use that.

Now I just need a video card for it. I have a 6570, but I'm thinking even that will be overkill for an htpc setup.


Thanks for the help, everyone. Just couldn't pass up the price on an Ivy Bridge.

I'll do an apu setup for myself to play with next. This was for my mom, and I'm keeping it cheap and simple. I want a better apu to mess around with before I sell it. smile.gif I build HTPC's and sell them on CL as a hobby. It's kinda fun.
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post #15 of 38
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Er, nevermind, that local deal for the G1620 seemed too shady. That's Craigslist for you. When someone wants you to go to their house, which is in a bad part of town, and won't meet you at a public place a mile down the road...

New question, though. How would an a6-3500 do? CompUSA has them in stock, and I can grab a board and cpu there for a pretty good price.
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post #16 of 38
I'm am guessing that you are looking at $65 for the 3500 and $50 for the motherboard for a total of $115 on those parts.

The a6-3500 is pretty slow, it's hard to describe how slow without a comparison review, but the old CPU core in the FM1 processors is about the same speed as a Core 2 Duo, placing that CPU around the performance of an E6600 from Intel. Except for media encoding and other disciplines where the added core makes a difference.
This is a very rough estimate based on comparing the faster X3 435 with the faster E6500.
post #17 of 38
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Eh, I broke down and got an i3 for her. Another great deal at $60 that wasn't so shady. i3 2100. The hd2000 should be fine for htpc use.
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post #18 of 38
Can you tell us the overall cost of the so called HTPC you ve made with the i3 ?! smile.gif
I mean motherboard ,CPU , memory and so on.

Aside from this I have the feeling you are trolling the AMD forum here ,but i may be wrong though.
   
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post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by Droogie View Post

Eh, I broke down and got an i3 for her. Another great deal at $60 that wasn't so shady. i3 2100. The hd2000 should be fine for htpc use.

Nice find.

I second that wish for a build breakdown.
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Originally Posted by Droogie View Post

Eh, I broke down and got an i3 for her. Another great deal at $60 that wasn't so shady. i3 2100. The hd2000 should be fine for htpc use.

Nice find.

I second that wish for a build breakdown :-)
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