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i have i3 3225 and its playing all the files with no any problems, you could even go 3220 with hd3000 i tryed that one also same no problems it comes to you, i would get some nice remote (you can use the xbmc app witch is working great) some nicer looking case wireless headphones better audio card speakers all better investment then 480.
    
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post #12 of 12
Unless you're watching 3D, you don't even need an i3. The Celeron G1610 is enough because as mentioned the GPU takes care of the rendering and even if it didn't the Celeron can easily render 1080p in software.

Let's not forget even the lowly Celeron is a 2.6GHz dual-core Ivy Bridge beast for HTPC.

It all depends on what you want to do with your HTPC.
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