i3 2105 or a6 3500 htpc build advice needed before buying

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MrKay Offline
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I have just found a i3 2105 + GA-H61N-USB3 for £40 more then a6 3500 + ASRock A75M-ITX. I have bought the Antec 300-65 case just waiting for it to come and was thinking if the i3 2105 is the way to go in the long run
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It's up to you.... the a6-3500 been working flawless.....

i3 2105 ? are you going to multitask?


Even the 3500 you also can multitask.....

Just HTPC use, surf, the web, youtube, netfilx..... lalala then a6-3500

I am officially going to stop posting.....

I am getting tired of the same ol questions....... (Eskro how do you do it?)

I brought my build and showed it worked flawless...... people duplicating..... they are all happy.....

I guess we need someone new builds..... keep it all fresh..... someone that is a guinea pig and shows us that it can be done!

But at the moment the a6-3500 is a winner.....

Alright.... have a great Sunday.... then back to work.....
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(2012-04-29 11:26)MrKay Wrote:  I have just found a i3 2105 + GA-H61N-USB3 for £40 more then a6 3500 + ASRock A75M-ITX. I have bought the Antec 300-65 case just waiting for it to come and was thinking if the i3 2105 is the way to go in the long run
I have to say that Intel 3.1GHz+HD3000 will be a sweet HTPC.......Intel i3-2105 is compares to AMD A8-3850 and A8-3870K: here is a review on it "A8-3870K vs i3-2105".....it'll get things (video editing, blu-ray transcoding, etc) done quicker.....

For regular HTPC usage, AMD A6-3500 should be a great option......

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
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>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
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i dont see the point in paying that much for an HTPC APU
when we have the A6-3500 thats really cheap and does it all flawlessly!
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(2012-04-29 20:00)eskro Wrote:  i dont see the point in paying that much for an HTPC APU
when we have the A6-3500 thats really cheap and does it all flawlessly!
Not everyone have the same needs.....some needs a little more speed to get other tasks done faster and so on....Tongue

It can be said the same thing about automobile....a Geo metro can get us from point A to point B.....but try to tell that to the Beamer, Porche, etc owners......Tongue

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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if i could sit in my HTPC and drive it,
maybe i'd use an A8-3870K,
but till then,
A6-3500 FTW!!
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-29 20:40 by eskro.)
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(2012-04-29 20:33)bluray Wrote:  
(2012-04-29 20:00)eskro Wrote:  i dont see the point in paying that much for an HTPC APU
when we have the A6-3500 thats really cheap and does it all flawlessly!
Not everyone have the same needs.....some needs a little more speed to get other tasks done faster and so on....Tongue

It can be said the same thing about automobile....a Geo metro can get us from point A to point B.....but try to tell that to the Beamer, Porche, etc owners......Tongue

Yes but come on .... if you just HTPC.... not running stuff in the background .....

I guess you drive a Beamer huh blu?

Why don't you get a a6-3500 and try it ..... maybe now you can get a Geo Metro.....

Anyways the A6-3500 is great!

I bet you everyone who has the A6-3500 is very happy with it.
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(2012-04-30 00:39)Beer40oz Wrote:  Yes but come on .... if you just HTPC.... not running stuff in the background .....
I cannot make that judgment for OP, because I don't know his entire plans....maybe, he is planning to use it for multitask....

That is why I said....different people have different needs......as you can see, I laid out two scenarios in post #3......

(2012-04-30 00:39)Beer40oz Wrote:  Why don't you get a a6-3500 and try it ..... maybe now you can get a Geo Metro.....
No Geo Metro for me. I need something with a little more Zoom...Zoom then a Geo.....but I don't mind replacing my E-350 with A6-3500. I'm waiting for it to choke up on me first.....Tongue

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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LOL ok.... the Geo Metro if in an accident people don't survive..... poorly made car.....

Cool man try out the A6-3500 Smile
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Thanks guys for your feedback. The reason i said about the i3 2105 was because down the road if i wanted to play games as well as use it for htpc i can add a graphics card but now am thinking i just might stick with the apu or the new apu trinity that are coming out
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(2012-04-30 00:57)Beer40oz Wrote:  Cool man try out the A6-3500 Smile
As I said I like something a little more Zoom...Zoom. When my E-350 die, I might go for AMD A8-3800 instead (low power, but more Zoom).......

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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When my E-350 dies?
jeezzz..
many years will pass...
your patient

+1 MrKay
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Am so hooked on this htpc thing after reading thread and post of others build i just cant wait to build a htpc of my own.
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(2012-04-30 01:39)eskro Wrote:  When my E-350 dies?
jeezzz..
many years will pass...
your patient
I leave it on 24/7....hopefully it die soon....when dealing with Mrs., I have to have a good reason. If it is still alive, you'll hear this from her- "it's still working fine, why do you need to replace it?".....

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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just sell it
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