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Topic # 113634 22-Jan-2013 21:58
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As title suggests.
Does the processor family matter too much?
Trying to decide what PC to convert into a dedicated HTPC
my intel i5-3570 or my AMD A6-3670



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  Reply # 749179 22-Jan-2013 22:11
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That i5 is overpowered for HTPC (and doesn't have a great GPU) so I would probably go with the A6... A pity it's the 100W TDP one though ;-)

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  Reply # 749182 22-Jan-2013 22:13
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I finally went with AMD and havent looked back.  I built originally with an Intel I3 and wanted a quiet unit. Even using aftermarket cpu cooler could never get quiet. Always had a vibration with the Intel cpu cooler fans.  Anyway when I need ed to rebuild I went with AMD Trinity in final build. Totally quiet with stock fan. In bios settings have fan set for silent. And the case fans I have at half speed and the unit is silent.  Very happy with the performance of the AMD setup and excellent graphics

HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard  graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner,  Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi

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