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It sounds like it isn't gpu accelerating some of the videos. I agree with Tater Tot, get the newest flash and make sure gpu acceleration is enabled and wait for some fixes to come down the line.

Athlon II + 785g or 880g motherboard is also good performance for cheap. If you are near a microcenter, you can even use the cpu + free mobo deal (though I would look for at least a 785g, the 760g and 780g lack some of the hardware acceleration for video).
The player was silverlight (I was testing netflix streaming), and thats where I was having the majority of issues.

I really didnt test anything else other than looking at a few youtube 1080ps which played fine. But the netflix vids were either decent, or terrible, which again is im sure hardware acceleration support problem or the other that they will fix with the next version of silverlight.
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Athlon x2 will be great no need for the tri. Amd board and cpu is much cheaper compared to an i3 setup (I have htpc's running each of them) but amd setup may require a separate graphics card depending on the audio you want to run.

If its just hdmi to the tv then onboard may be good enough.
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Athlon x2 will be great no need for the tri. Amd board and cpu is much cheaper compared to an i3 setup (I have htpc's running each of them) but amd setup may require a separate graphics card depending on the audio you want to run.

If its just hdmi to the tv then onboard may be good enough.


I would deffinetly go for the x2 if I could get a better deal on it and a mobo. As it is I am only going to save 9 dollars on it (that I can see.)

If I were to get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103903

Do you see any good mobo cpu combo deals, cuz I must have missed it.
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I would deffinetly go for the x2 if I could get a better deal on it and a mobo. As it is I am only going to save 9 dollars on it (that I can see.)

If I were to get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103903

Do you see any good mobo cpu combo deals, cuz I must have missed it.
Not for the 250 but the 255 has a lot of combos with graphics cards and cpu coolers.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Size=10&Page=1
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If going on the AM3 platform, invest and take advantage of dual channel memory. Great performance boost for everything you do.
EDIT: Wrong thread... still applies though
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