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Starting an HTPC project of mine. It will not have room for a GPU so I'm wondering if the CPU + motherboard is a little overboard for its purpose?
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Marcus_CA/saved/2pD9

Any thoughts? Should I wait for Kaveri?
http://www.techpowerup.com/193375/amd-kaveri-desktop-apu-launch-date-revealed.html
Edited by MarcusCA - 10/28/13 at 11:20am
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Not in my eyes at least, if I where to build a HTPC it would have been even stronger heh (hate slow computers).
And it should serve the need just fine, so why not? And there is no need to wait for Kaveri, if you need some more gpu performance just grab a cheap gpu.
    
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Cheers, you gave me enough reassurance to go ahead with my project ^^ Unfortunately I will not have enough room for any kind of graphic card so the integrated will have to do.
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I'd actually consider that a high-end htpc already.
Why 8gb ram btw?

An A4 or A6 dualcore with 4gb ram wouldve been more than enough for bluray
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I'd actually consider that a high-end htpc already.
Why 8gb ram btw?

An A4 or A6 dualcore with 4gb ram wouldve been more than enough for bluray
I might be trying to play some games off it through a 51" tv like Diablo3, Minecraft and similar. This is my first time trying integrated graphics so I have no clue of its potential. 4gb and 8gb is a matter of 20-30$ difference so I went ahead and taking the chance.
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4gb 1866 is fine, let the gpu have 1gb and leave 3gb for windows.
The dualcore apus could run diablo 3 at medium, an A10 can probably max diablo 3 without breaking a sweat.

To give you an idea on performance, ill list the most identical gpu in speed.

Llano A4 dualcore = HD3650 or Geforce 9500GT

Trinity A6 dualcore = HD4670 or Geforce 9600GT

Trinity A8/A10 quadcore = HD5670 or HD6570

Richland A8/A10 quadcore = HD6670



the trinity quadcore's can also crossfire with an HD6670 but that doesnt mean they run equal, the 6670 is still a few fps faster.
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