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Just as a thought, you might consider an AMD apu then if you're wanting to do some light gaming with the HTPC. Thats actually the area that they excel most in, and it would keep you from spending that extra $90 on a GPU. Although, the built in one is no where near a 7750 (on the low end chips), but it will beat the onboard of the intel, thats for sure.

Anyway, just a thought since you'd mentioned that.

Good luck with whatever you do smile.gif.
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Just as a thought, you might consider an AMD apu then if you're wanting to do some light gaming with the HTPC. Thats actually the area that they excel most in, and it would keep you from spending that extra $90 on a GPU. Although, the built in one is no where near a 7750 (on the low end chips), but it will beat the onboard of the intel, thats for sure.

Anyway, just a thought since you'd mentioned that.

Good luck with whatever you do smile.gif.

Any suggested AMD motherboards? FM2 only.
Edited by Osea23 - 8/21/13 at 8:25pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128628&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146846&SID=1n3jo1s33mk7h

Being as you're talking about gaming now, an A8 or A10 would be a reasonable choice. Unlike the lower-end APUs, their built in graphics are enough for light gaming - plus having a quad core will help a lot if/when you do eventually decide to add a discrete card.

EDIT: The top of the line A10-6800K's built-in graphics performs just a hair below the 7750...
Edited by synge - 8/22/13 at 6:34am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128628&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146846&SID=1n3jo1s33mk7h

Being as you're talking about gaming now, an A8 or A10 would be a reasonable choice. Unlike the lower-end APUs, their built in graphics are enough for light gaming - plus having a quad core will help a lot if/when you do eventually decide to add a discrete card.

EDIT: The top of the line A10-6800K's built-in graphics performs just a hair below the 7750...

Thanks for your suggestion. Saw that board while browsing.

Going for an A8-6500.
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