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A6-3500 or A6-6400K for htpc

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Which one of these 2 would you guys use for an HTPC, and why? They are almost the same price, and I'm having a hard time deciding!!!redface.gif
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6400K, the FM2 socket will give you more of an upgrade path and the Richland CPU will use less power.
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6400K, the FM2 socket will give you more of an upgrade path and the Richland CPU will use less power.

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6400K, the FM2 socket will give you more of an upgrade path and the Richland CPU will use less power.

^^ This. Especially if they're close to the same price.
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The 6400k is a better cpu. Newer architecture, lower power consumption... just better overall. Plus, it isn't on a dead socket. The A6-3500 is on FM1, which is done.
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Edited by Droogie - 6/26/13 at 5:03pm
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woah... what happened there.

There were 4 posts, now 2... I only hit submit once...
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