HTPC Hardware Update

Discussion in 'HTPC' started by the scotsman, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. the scotsman

    the scotsman Member

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    My current setup:

    Antec NSK2480B
    AMD A6-5400K
    ASRock FM2A75-PRO4-M

    8GB G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO
    2x4 TB Western Digital WD20EARX (RAID 1)
    120GB SSD Samsung 840 Series 120G
    LG CH12LS28 Blu Ray/DVD-RW
    Hauppauge HVR-2210

    I use this for my HTPC..running Win10, using MediaPortal for movies, tv shows and live tv.

    I also use it to play iRacing on. I'm looking to update the motherboard and processor (and RAM if need be). Just something a bit newer as its a few years old now.

    The APU is good as it still has a decent GPU but saves on power, heat, sound and space. is there something equivalent in today's technology that will do the same sort of job? Lower power consumption and built in GPU? Or something else I can use that will give similar results?

    I've sort of lost touch with the latest processor tech, so wondered if there's something I can upgrade with? I know there's FM2+ but even this is getting old now right? By today's standards anyway.
     

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