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the a10-5800k might be a bit overkill but mayhaps it may not be. something to keep in mind when doing an APU build...since you've never worked with an amd apu, the faster the ram you can stuff into it the faster the onboard graphics is going to go. I would say the bare minimum speed of ram to consider would be 1866. I understand your not gonna game, however with the APU being both your cpu and gpu together you definitely wanna have as fast as ram as possible, perhaps 8gb of ddr3-1866 speed memory on a good fm2 board with that a10-5800k would be the sweet spot. also I think most decent amd fm2 boards have at least 6 sata ports that go all the way up to 6.0gbps
 
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I love my amd media pc!! I also have 2 of these (ebay link) for streaming to other rooms from my media pc.
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so is the i3 3225 not capable of smooth blu ray play back?
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Originally Posted by Dark-Asylum View Post

so is the i3 3225 not capable of smooth blu ray play back?

A 3225 will do everything you need in a HTPC. I run one in mine and it performs great thumb.gif
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