Originally Posted by GENX34
i dont know much about amd
if you have any suggestions on a mobo and cpu that will better than the intel E5200 for the same amount or a little more, it would help. ASUS and intel is the brand mobo i like. some the other are just about the same.
will be using this htpc for my 32" samsung lcd with a input of 720p/1080i
i was thinking on getting a 1TB HDD from tigerdirect.com at $99.
of coarse, they have it on special.
Any suggestions will help alot!
Well I saw you were looking at a 2.5ghz Intel cpu...I found one here that looks good
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
it is a 2.7ghz...for 66 bucks with free shipping and it is retail so it comes with the heatsink fan...
Here is the mobo I used
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
it has a great integrated graphics chipset, and it has an HDMI out which will make it easier to output to your tv since you wont need a DVI to HDMI adapter....Also it has alot of great inputs on the back that will come in handy...ex: eSata port, firewire...
this is just my thoughts...some food for thought...