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Anyone else? I am not seeing a reason why I should choose an Intel Build and put it in a tower case? I wanted to build a HTPC? AMD with microATX? Help people!
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post #22 of 29
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Anyone else? I am not seeing a reason why I should choose an Intel Build and put it in a tower case? I wanted to build a HTPC? AMD with microATX? Help people!
I don't see any reason why you shouldn't go AMD/ATI. But according to your need i would strongly recommend you to get a 790FX board with a discrete graphics (HD4850/3870/3850) unless you are in a budget. Also Phenom 9850BE instead of 9750 with an extar $20 will allow you to Overclock better if you want. I also wouldn't mind to throw a 9550 and OC it if i were you. A decent MidTower will be fine with good intake and exhaust fan to keep things cool.

BTW have you seen those reviews of HD4850. Could be worthy for your graphics processing.
Edited by sweet_3025 - 6/27/08 at 7:13pm
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post #23 of 29
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Well my thought process is if I am going to get an ATX board, I might as well get an Intel one, b/c the 45nm would help with heat, and they perform better. However; If I am going to get a microATX board, I might as well get a 780G board with the onboard graphics card that can do 1080P, and therefore produce less heat (no graphics card). I really would like to do a HTPC case-

I have been doing some research on cases, and I have come down to two:

MicroATX (AMD/ATI BUILD) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129131

ATX (P35 DFI Dark Board, E8400 (for heat) or Q6600 (for extra cores)) - http://www.case-mod.com/zalman-hd160...ck-p-2291.html or something similar.

Thoughts?
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bump, trying to get this build going
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post #25 of 29
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Well my thought process is if I am going to get an ATX board, I might as well get an Intel one, b/c the 45nm would help with heat, and they perform better. However; If I am going to get a microATX board, I might as well get a 780G board with the onboard graphics card that can do 1080P, and therefore produce less heat (no graphics card). I really would like to do a HTPC case-

I have been doing some research on cases, and I have come down to two:

MicroATX (AMD/ATI BUILD) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129131

ATX (P35 DFI Dark Board, E8400 (for heat) or Q6600 (for extra cores)) - http://www.case-mod.com/zalman-hd160...ck-p-2291.html or something similar.

Thoughts?
Well.. those are two different builds.... how much CPU power do you need? Heat isn't an issue with an ATX build inside a larger case.

Your two choices are 780G/Athlon X2 or a Q6600-based build. You need to decide which is more important to you. Power Consumption/size or processing power.
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post #26 of 29
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I guess I dont understand how much processing power I would be giving up going with the AMD build. Anyone have any insight?
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post #27 of 29
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I guess I dont understand how much processing power I would be giving up going with the AMD build. Anyone have any insight?
A $215 Phenom 9750 at 2.8GHz is 15-25% slower than a $190 Q6600 at 3.5GHz. More money for less performance.


BTW, most 780G motherboards do not support a 125w TDP CPU.
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post #28 of 29
I'm just waiting on a shiny new 4850 for my htpc sig rig. It should be here by Friday. If you can hold out a couple of days I can run some encoding/gaming benchies of your choice on my rig if that helps give you a better idea of what to aim for?
post #29 of 29
sc30317,

Just from my experience since i've been in your shoes exactly (graduated from EE school in '03). I was running autocad '04, pSpice & microstation on a P4 2.4GHz, 1GB of ram & an ati x850 Pro video card flawlessly. With those apps, ram and processing power is of higher importance than the video card.

Currently I have an HTPC with the 780G motherboard and a X4850e Athlon processor and I can say that with just the onboard video, bluray playback is flawless.

So if you look at the above two scenarios, it kinda matches what your going for. I'd say go with the 780G, a Phenom cpu (for the extra horsepower), a good PSU and 2GB of ram. After you set all that up and play with it for a couple days... see if your lacking in video performance (which I don't think you will), if so add a dedicated GPU (8800GS, any ati 3xxx will do fine).

Hope this helps.

AL
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