- 77 months ago
The sata ports on my old old mobo for my home theatre pc are dieing. Figured i'd start with the CPU.
Any suggestions for a small mobo and a cpu to replace it. Its all well over 10 years old so want to get something new. I can fit a small tower or similar case in my tv stand and use a bluetooth remote to control it. Currently using a mid tower case.
Preferably something with usb 3.0 and onboard graphics or a cpu with graphics enabled that is strong enough to play HD vids without a hickup. Don't care about gaming on it, BUT if its just like 10 or 20$ more for a lot faster CPU, might as well do that.
Also needs to have at least 4 sata ports, more is better.
OR if anyone has other solutions thats fine. I have media on 2 - 3tb HDs and use a 1tb HD as the boot drive with win7. Also use xbmc.