Originally Posted by beers
I was going off of the OP's own definition of a HTPC as quoted in the original post:
Based on that statement, it appears that the OP has a hyper-inflated idea of system requirements.
No, I just didn't put gaming into it because both the 2500k and 2600k have fantastic gaming performance.
The question is not whether the 2600k is better for games.
The question is - why get the 2600k besides that?
Originally Posted by angrysasquatch
But your PC is hooked up to a gorgeous 2560 display...
You want a proper desk to play games on. Using mouse and keyboard on a couch is just a pain.
No no. My 3007WFP-HC is hooked up to my main rig.
This HTPC is for my dedicated projector room.
On my main, I will play FPS and RTS games and on this, I assume.. games that I can play with a gamepad, or emulators.
Originally Posted by Cyph3r
An Athlon x2 and a GT220 would be MORE than capable for that. Why in earth would you need a 2500k to do that?
And you could do encoding more than comfortably on a 2500k, a 2600k wouldn't be NEEDED.
And a GTX480 in a HTPC?
My overall impression to this is;
As other members have pointed out. You seem abit delusional. Or you're just trolling.
Just because you have the problem solving ability and creativity of a common dust rag.. isn't my problem.
Yes, a GTX 480 in an HTPC. As was already said, an HTPC isn't a low-powered tiny computer capable of only playing movies. Get out of the 90s.