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and by media center I did not mean video or photo editing. just watching movies, browsing, (like with multiple monitors and lots of 1080p stuff)
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I just built a comp for my wife with an AMD APU. Since there is no discrete graphics card, I was able to build in a very small form factor. She watches her movies, plays her music and my nephew does some light gaming with no trouble at all. You should really take a look at AMD APUs.
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It sounds like you would be best off just going for an AMD apu. Buying something like a 3570k for web browsing and media is pretty silly, especially considering AMD offers far superior graphic power over the Intel HD 4000.
Edited by Shaded War - 6/11/13 at 8:36pm
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Another option would be to get an i5-4570 (which has the newly-upgraded HD4600 graphics) for $160 @ MC and pick up a matching B85 or H87 chipset motherboard.
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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

Another option would be to get an i5-4570 (which has the newly-upgraded HD4600 graphics) for $160 @ MC and pick up a matching B85 or H87 chipset motherboard.

This is what i would do if i were set on intel, however i would... fourth..? The AMD APU. a 6800k or even 6600k will give much better performance for what you want to be doing. thumb.gif
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look I need a little more info to give you a better answer first what kind of graphics are you going to use on-board or do you have a graphics card on top of that does it have to be Intel and finally is 275 the max price for the combo because that real does limit you.
for instances if you dont have a graphics card you can go AMD APU rout with
A10 6800K for 139.99
GA-F2A85X-UP4 for 124.99
combo deal 234.98 before tax
or if you have one you can go with AMDwhich is slower then Intel but not a hole lot for most gaming
FX 6350 Black Edition for 129.99
GA-990FXA-UD3 for 129.99
combo deal 219.98 before tax
and if its has to be Intel you do not need an i7 an i5 is better bet for gaming but you going to be over you 275 budget and this all depends on a gpu if you don't have one go with the AMD APU
Core i5 4670K at 199.99
GA-Z87MX-D3H at 129.99
combo deal 289.98 before tax
but in the end it all comes down to what it is being used for and what you have to go with it and if it has to be Intel
Edited by ahoundofhell - 6/11/13 at 9:05pm
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There's still a good amount of video content that will load up a quad core.

Youtube 1080p videos, Vevo, etc.

There's even advanced video processing available from many sources (JRiver, MPC-HC, AVP, etc).

Not to mention video conversion should you want to convert your media to MKV's....

IMO, you should go for as much raw processing power as you can afford.

You can get by on just a i5. But this is OCN! i7 or go home!

Thinking about my next HTPC build now... i7 haswell looks like a good fit.
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There's still a good amount of video content that will load up a quad core.

Youtube 1080p videos, Vevo, etc.

There's even advanced video processing available from many sources (JRiver, MPC-HC, AVP, etc).

Not to mention video conversion should you want to convert your media to MKV's....

IMO, you should go for as much raw processing power as you can afford.

You can get by on just a i5. But this is OCN! i7 or go home!

Thinking about my next HTPC build now... i7 haswell looks like a good fit.

You have failed to take his budget into consideration. He will get the best value with an APU. Plain and simple. Just because AMD doesnt bench as good, doesnt mean it has poor real-world performance. I have been very pleased with my 8350 and previous 5800k.
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