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post #11 of 18
In my mind there is no substitute for AMD's APU for HTPCs. The i3-3220 is $129 (In the US). Which is outperformed by the A10-5800k also at $129. I would suggest the A8-6600K. It still beats the i3 (except for single threads) and it should save you some money. It'll be more than enough for 1080p. It will even do 1080p 3D.
post #12 of 18
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Thanks a lot for the help so far! smile.gif

As far as emulators go, I'll probably mostly go for SNES games and maybe some N64 games, but nothing beyond that.

I'll think a bit about the choice of cpu before I order. But most likely you've convinced me that APU is the way to go, I just need to decide on which one. A6-6400K, A8-6500 or A10-6700.
The reason why I mostly think about those is that they are 65W, and since I want to run with a SFF without much choice in cooling, I want to keep temps low.

Hopefully I'll be able to post some pics in about a weeks time when I get to purchase all the parts and mount it biggrin.gif
post #13 of 18
If you want to save money u could get a 60gb SSD instead of your 120gb one. Run your OS and emulator games from the SSD, and store all other files on ur HD.
post #14 of 18
Be careful which board you get. The MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 while compatible with the Richland APUs needs the Bios to be updated. But you can't update the Bios with the Richland only a Trinity APU. I'm currently stuck in this dilemma.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 750gb Windows 7 Acer 19" wide Logitech Wave 
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post #15 of 18
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post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
So I FINALLY got the comp back home, but the store I bought it from messed up, so no ssd for me -.-

Well, I ended up with a A8-6500 and Vengeance 4Gb ram.
the rest is identical to what I've talked about earlier.

But it runs SO SLOWLY on ubuntu. Anyone have any suggestions as to why that could be?
My only suggestion is that they've installed the 64Bit version and failed completely.
I can't even watch 720p youtube videos without it spazzing out on me.

Is it something wrong with my build, or did I choose a bad OS for the job? I thought Ubuntu would be "lighter" to run than Win 7, but now I'm unsure as to what to do to be able to get it to stream and show youtube videos without lagging as heavily as it does.

Oh, and it doesn't output sound through the HDMI -.-
post #17 of 18
It's Ubuntu. I've had very similar problems. Most likely you have to do more driver hunting. What software are you using to play movies? I ended up just going with windows 7. Just because all the drivers and things are so much easier.
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
I switched to Lubuntu and got a huge increase in performance.
Currently I'm just trying to get youtube to work -.-
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