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Ben564

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Hey guys:)
How is this HTPC ? i will be using it for internet, music and HD videos.
Thanks for your advice guys:)
 

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link not working .. hebraic symbols only there
 

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It works well enough, if you want to do HD video with HD audio, then you will need a different video card, otherwise, it seems okay spec wise.
 
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I think this is only good for a htpc if you buy a cheap modern video card as as well, but you have to be really careful to buy a low-end one only, because of the 150W power supply.

Edit: ask them if they can sell it to you with an Intel i3-3220 or i3-3225 instead, you wouldn't need an extra video card that way.
 
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What is it. Why would he need a video card?

Because all we see is NOT SUPPORTED web site
 
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for HD videos? sandy bridge can't play BD for example
Yes it can, but yet again what are the specs. You just need the right codex and software
 
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Yes it can, but yet again what are the specs
well, last I tried it had problems;)


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Processor (Intel ® Pentium ® Processor G630 (3M Cache, 2.70 GHz
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A AMD fusion may be a cheaper option

That didnt work. The site is BLOCKED for some reason. And it not my work blocking it. It just says not supported
 
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A AMD fusion may be a cheaper option
He is from Israel, the place where they make the ivy bridge CPUs. I think he is quite good to go with a i3-3225. The HD4000 is a perfect choice for a non-gamer HTPC build.

edit: but a i3-3220 with the HD2500 would also do quite well and it's $20 cheaper.
 
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Correct.......even a first generation i3 550 will do.

why I cant see the site. I hate censorship
 

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What browser are you using?

A AMD fusion may be a cheaper option

That didnt work. The site is BLOCKED for some reason. And it not my work blocking it. It just says not supported
The website supports chrome firefox IE 9.
 

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CPU Upgrade?

Thanks Guys for your great advice:)
Do you guys thinkw i shoud order this HTPC and tell them to upgrade to a i3-3225 CPU?
 
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Thanks Guys for your great advice:)
Do you guys thinkw i shoud order this HTPC and tell them to upgrade to a i3-3225 CPU?
As I wrote it above, if you are absolutely sure that you won't play games and also if you are short on money, the i3-3220 would also do just fine for browsing the internet and watching movies, but I think the extra $20 is worth it for i3-3225 to make the build a little more future proof. The HD4000 in the 3225 is a lot faster then the HD2500 in the 3220, you know, some extra performance never hurts;)

Your choice

edit: it must be noted that 7200RPM drives are far from silent. I don't know how much do you know about computers, but this won't be dead silent in the bedroom for sure
 
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The HD4000 is the only one that supports dts-hd, 3k does not, that's what I was talking about.
 
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Usually the problem is you have to have FFDShow installed and then select the DD HD, DTS HD audio option. I just install CCCP codex pack and its in there. Ive twisted my mind a few times figuring it out

With my system I installed a 6670 GPU just to get it a little more snappy. But really it worked fine with the i3 550 HD2000 playing 30Gb BR files bit stream threw my Yamaha AVR