Final CPU choice

buzzforb

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Will a I5-750 make any noticable improvement in a HTPC over a x4 635 propus. If so, in what areas of playing media of different types. I was considering the i3 but the amd 635 seems to beat it in just about all categories, plus it is a quad core
 

jonpaul37

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In a home-theatre PC, i would say no, not much difference at all over the x4 635. For gaming, yes, it will make a little bit of difference, but still not too much.

HTPC's are not as CPU-intensive as Gaming PC's, especially since the x4 635 is a decent CPU and should handle any HTPC task you throw at it...
 

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$500-$700. Considered getting an i3 and overclocking it but unsure of what board to use. Even doing that it just comes up to scpes with the 635. Only upside is i could drop the gpu on the intel machine.
 

Raidur

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i5 seems a little overkill for a regular htcp eh?

Id shoot for low power and heat. Do you need 4 cores? I3 sounds right to me. Although your current setup seems fine to me, is it holding you back at all?

Hd video playback is a lot easier to run than most think.
 

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currently have an hp dv6000 streaming to my ps3. I was assumming that building an HTPC like the one above would improve the quality of what i wass able to view and playback. Primary sources will internet and OTA