- 57 months ago
Hey there super computer wizards!
I'm in the final stages of planning my first build for my living room sound and entertainment needs and I’m a little stuck. (yes, that’s right, entertainment NEEDS!)… I’m kinda ‘umming and ‘ahhhing over the CPU though.. which is where you guys come in – please help me!
I’m currently ‘specing the AMD A10-7800 for low TDP and skimping on the graphics card since I’ll only be playing music, video and some really light gaming (maybe). I’ve already got a beautiful 2 channel stereo system that I’d like to utilise so a nice sound card has been added to keep this all in line. Add to this my SNES (yes, it’s still awesome) that I want to source in and it all starts getting a little hectic.
Am I over killing this build with the A10? Will Blu-ray/HD decoding and transcoding etc be ok? The other option is to go to an i3 I guess, build a server and a smaller HTPC and re-think the build entirely. I’m really looking for smoothness on Blu-ray (and above) quality playback, tight audio and a super quick operating system.
Any help, feedback and advice appreciated. :)
Build spec: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/rZd4Vn