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[Mini-ITX] A6-3600 (4x2.1Ghz/2.4Ghz) + HD6530D
(2012-04-15, 04:52)stackrouse Wrote: Eskro,

Just want to say, got all my parts in, put it all together with Win 7, xbmc.....I think I'm in love.

Thanks
Congrat...and enjoy 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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(2012-04-15, 04:52)stackrouse Wrote: Eskro,

Just want to say, got all my parts in, put it all together with Win 7, xbmc.....I think I'm in love.

Thanks

thats what i like to hear!
hey, why not showing us some pics will ya! Smile
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(2012-04-05, 01:25)eskro Wrote: no no no,,,
your trying to power a 100W TDP APU using a 65W PSU!!
dont do that!!

either drop to the 65W TDP A6-3500 APU and use the ANTEC ISK300-65 htpc case

or buy the ANTEC ISK300-150 htpc case + A6-3650 APU

or get the ANTEC ISK300-65 htpc case + 135W power brick + A6-3650 APU

Hi eskro,

Since the AMD A8-3850 APU, 2.9GHz has the better graphics in it I decided to go with this one. And it's only about 10 bucks more than the A6-3650 APU.

Well, you suggested that I could take the ANTEC ISK300-65 htpc case + 135W power brick + A6-3650 APU. Since the A8 takes the same amount of power (100W) as the A6-3650 I would suppose that this combination works too, right?

The problem is I did not find a 135W brick for a reasonable price here. I only found a 120W universal brick which I bought for 20$. Will this work too?

Have a great day...

Jarjar
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yes $120 will work. but 135W is what i recommend.
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So the AMD A8-3850 and the A6-3500 are they same quality in picture wize?

Well I own a 6450 GPU and the 3500 .....

1080P movies look the same to my eye!
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(2012-04-18, 16:56)Beer40oz Wrote: So the AMD A8-3850 and the A6-3500 are they same quality in picture wize?

Well I own a 6450 GPU and the 3500 .....

1080P movies look the same to my eye!

@Beer40oz

I didn't say that the A8-3850 has better picture quality. I just said that it's supposed to have higher graphic power since it has a 6550 GPU...
Therefore hopefully more reserves to handle maybe 3D 'n stuff...

Picture quality should be about the same I guess? Until anyone else states different...


@eskro

Thank you! That it works was what I wanted to hear... :-) Maybe I find a 135W brick for a reasonable price later... but the 120W will do first.

Greets

Jarjar
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(2012-04-18, 16:56)Beer40oz Wrote: So the AMD A8-3850 and the A6-3500 are they same quality in picture wize?

Well I own a 6450 GPU and the 3500 .....

1080P movies look the same to my eye!
You'll get more horse power with A8-3850 core, but more horse power doesn't equate to better video playback quality. It just mean that you get quicker XBMC UI and make your other tasks (video transcode, ripping, etc) done faster.......

The HD6550D in A8-3850 is roughly 25% performance improvement over HD6530D in A6-3650.......

>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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(2012-04-18, 19:12)Jarjar72 Wrote: @eskro

Thank you! That it works was what I wanted to hear... :-) Maybe I find a 135W brick for a reasonable price later... but the 120W will do first.

Greets

Jarjar

no problem and make sure to keep us updated with your build!
we want pics Smile

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(2012-04-19, 03:37)eskro Wrote: no problem and make sure to keep us updated with your build!
we want pics Smile

Okay! I will try to upload some. But it will exactly look like beers from the outside ;-)
Still waiting for thecase to arrive. It seems like it takes 4ever to arrive. My retailer didnt have it on stock. Seems to be very popular...

Jarjar

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yeah since Beer40's Messiah build, ISK30-65's popularity has increased!
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LOL.... the name says it all.......
XBMC UI won't increase.... it will be the same....

The A8-3850 will be great with games.....

I believe the A6-3500 will be awesome with 3D.... I don't have a 3D tv so I can not test......

my homeboy hook is buying TWO 300-65.....

and my other homeboy here in town ..... guess what.... I am going to build him one..... selling his Zotac now...
he was very impressed...... he thinks I am a geek...
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u a GeeK? LoL c'mon man. Wink
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(2012-04-24, 02:06)Beer40oz Wrote: LOL.... the name says it all.......
XBMC UI won't increase.... it will be the same....

The A8-3850 will be great with games.....

I believe the A6-3500 will be awesome with 3D.... I don't have a 3D tv so I can not test......

my homeboy hook is buying TWO 300-65.....

and my other homeboy here in town ..... guess what.... I am going to build him one..... selling his Zotac now...
he was very impressed...... he thinks I am a geek...

YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!

My case finally arrived at my retailer today. Gonne pick everything up in a couple of minutes. Tonight I am going to plug everything together and set it up... Hope everything works as expected :-) I already warned my girlfriend about it... she said she will be moving out for two weeks... Wink

@beer

I am not planning on gaming with the HTPC I have my PS3 for this...

I do not own a 3D-TV either yet, but there will come one some day. I just wanted to be on the save side regarding processing/graphic power. And since it didn't cost me much more I thought why not go for the better one... :-)


Jarjar


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(2012-04-25, 12:11)Jarjar72 Wrote:
(2012-04-24, 02:06)Beer40oz Wrote: LOL.... the name says it all.......
XBMC UI won't increase.... it will be the same....

The A8-3850 will be great with games.....

I believe the A6-3500 will be awesome with 3D.... I don't have a 3D tv so I can not test......

my homeboy hook is buying TWO 300-65.....

and my other homeboy here in town ..... guess what.... I am going to build him one..... selling his Zotac now...
he was very impressed...... he thinks I am a geek...

YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!

My case finally arrived at my retailer today. Gonne pick everything up in a couple of minutes. Tonight I am going to plug everything together and set it up... Hope everything works as expected :-) I already warned my girlfriend about it... she said she will be moving out for two weeks... Wink

@beer

I am not planning on gaming with the HTPC I have my PS3 for this...

I do not own a 3D-TV either yet, but there will come one some day. I just wanted to be on the save side regarding processing/graphic power. And since it didn't cost me much more I thought why not go for the better one... :-)


Jarjar


Awesome man.... enjoy! Big GrinCool
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yeah man!!! keep us up2date and show us some screenies!!
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