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Old 11-16-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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After Christmas I will be building my first computer. Can CPUs with built in graphics offer excellent Blu-ray playback? I've been looking at this one:

AMD A6-Series Quad Core Black Edition with Radeon HD6530D.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...23936&csid=_61
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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After Christmas I will be building my first computer. Can CPUs with built in graphics offer excellent Blu-ray playback? I've been looking at this one:

AMD A6-Series Quad Core Black Edition with Radeon HD6530D.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...23936&csid=_61
To be honest just about any modern cpu can offer good blu-ray performance. A few years ago that wasnt the case but integrated graphics has come a long way.

In regards to that particular cpu, the integrated graphics is pretty good but the cpu side of things is a little weak. Other than blu-ray is there anything else you would be using it for?
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:24 AM   #3
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No, that's about it. Blu-ray and general goofing off on the internet.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:46 AM   #4
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No, that's about it. Blu-ray and general goofing off on the internet.
that cpu would be fine for that then
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Power: Emotiva UMC-200, XPA-3, 2x UPA-1
Fronts: Polk LSi15s (Upgraded crossovers and woofers)
Rears: Polk LSi7s
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:08 AM   #5
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No, that's about it. Blu-ray and general goofing off on the internet.
If you are sure you usage won't surpass those standards, you might even consider further steps down for reduced power consumption and price. For example, Fry's has a AMD A4-5300 + 8GB DDR3 Combo running for $56 (after $12 rebate) right now. It is only dual cores, but I would imagine it would suffice for simple web browsing and blu-ray playback (I run a c-50 netbook and it seems to manage everything decently).

Not sure how it handles netflix hd, though. Perhaps that is one thing that should be investigated.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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Thank you for the guidance gentlemen!
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:40 PM   #7
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no...no....no....for flawless blu-ray playback you need at least 2 gtx 690's in sli and even then is not 100% guaranteed.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:04 PM   #8
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no...no....no....for flawless blu-ray playback you need at least 2 gtx 690's in sli and even then is not 100% guaranteed.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:33 PM   #9
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yeah, i agree, sure you usage won't surpass those standards, might even consider further steps down for reduced power consumption and price
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:58 PM   #10
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Make sure your motherboard has HDMI and supports audio bitstreaming (if that is what you want)!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #11
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I planning to built a HTPC with FM2. For 30-40 dollars more. I think its worth it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=Socket%20FM2#

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