What processor for HTPC?

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    I am building a htpc and was looking for what cpu to use that would playback blu-ray and full 1080p ok. Would the E5200 do this? Is their a cheaper alternative? Thanks.

    Also... I could just use on board graphics, right? I don't really need a video card since the cpu does all the processing, right?
     
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    OK I found this mobo... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128363

    With this mobo I don't really need to powerful of a processor, right? Also in the near future I will be moving and may need to be able to hook this up to a TV that does not have dvi, vga, or hdmi inputs for a while, so is their a way I can make it run on s-video?
     
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    An E5200 will be fine.
     
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    Cool. Because I already ordered it. :o
     

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