Originally Posted by Aeogenia;12944433
Why not? The LGA1155 platform does not ad anything usefull for an HTPC and LGA1156 boards are still cheaper and better available...
LGA-1155 boards don't cost that much more. Perhaps just an extra $10~20 or so. If I were him, I'd go with this board: [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004OA3V7Q/"]Gigabyte
SKT-1155 H67MA-UD2H-B3 Motherboard: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories[/ame]
paired with this CPU: [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004FA8NPK/"]Intel
i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Quad-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories[/ame]
Right now, unless you can re-use some older parts, it doesn't make much sense to still stick with LGA-1156 when you can get LGA-1155 for around the same price while netting better performance.
As for Sandy Bridge not adding anything to the HTPC, it has 3D support, lower power consumption than even Clarkdale and semi-fixed 24p (by disabling UAC).Edited by rui-no-onna - 3/31/11 at 7:57am