AMD CPU and chipset for HTPC

DELTAsnake

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I am finding the current range of AMD CPU's and chipsets confusing.

If I go AMD I will get a 5670 video card because of it's onboard Blu-ray decoding and get a AM2+ chipset based mobo because I have spare DDR2 ram, one thing less to buy.

The task I want to do are 1080p Blu-ray, HD video playback and HD DVR recording.

Which CPU and chipset should I go with this?

The Phenom II x2 and x3 are in my price range but I don't know if they would be overkill for what I want to do.
 

DELTAsnake

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I had no idea I could go for something as low end as a Sempron. I guess I'll have some extra cash to play with if I don't need to go high end.
 

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