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Zacate enough?

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Not up to speed on the whole HTPC thing even though I have wanted to build one for the last 2 years but....

Isn't THIS Zacate Mobo/CPU enough to run anything you would need a basic HTPC for? Light gaming, quick browsing, HD playback?

Add a PSU, BR player, HDD, RAM and a slick case and your done, no?

I honestly haven't seen reviews against the i3 APU which seems to be the new "IN" thing for HTPC's lately. If someone can point me to one I'd love to see the how the competition plays out.
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It all depends on what you mean by "light gaming", if its just zuma and solitaire type of games - yes its enough, but if u want to play any somewhat demanding games even older ones - Fusion will simply choke and even dedicated gpu wouldn't help. However, for any basic htpc tasks as blue-ray/dvd/music playback or web browsing this baby apu would suffice. Here is nice article with benchmarks that can give you an idea of zacate performance:

http://techreport.com/articles.x/20401/13
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