For consumer grade stuff, the QVL's aren't nearly as important as they are when building out servers with ECC ram.
The QVL's just represent what the motherboard manufacturer has tested, if something isn't on the list, it doesn't necessarily mean it won't work.
Model example of a budget build, well done!
Oh no 6 bucks a year with normal use. The horror!
Oh yeah, misread it. Still, the performance is significantly better for the g3250. You save 50 pennies per month for the 5350 in power consumption, so that shouldn't be a major consideration. What are 4 cores going to do in a basic htpc box as well? Wouldn't single threaded performance be the priority here? I guess the onboard graphics is significantly better for the 5350, but if you are just streaming 1080p the 3250 shouldn't be a bottleneck to that.
The G3250 uses almost half the power by itself, does better in benchmarks in general that will apply to HTPC use (watching videos). I don't see the benefit to the 5350 here.
Sort of. I consider power usage important for an HTPC because I rarely turn them off. I see them as more of an appliance than a computer as far as use. AMD APU consumes significantly more power than an Intel Haswell generation chip.
When it was posted, it was under 1200, but sales prices change day to day.
And what would the advantage of the Phanteks cooler be over a hyper 212 evo anyways, save 50 bucks and they should be the same performance.
The fx-6300 costs 7 dollars more, would have lower single threaded performance that is important to gaming on a budget, but much higher mutli-thread and multi-tasking obviously. It depends on what you would do in gaming. If you were playing games that weren't as cpu-reliant but gpu-reliant and you wanted to stream your gameplay, the fx-6300 would be superior by far due to multi-threaded application compatability with OBS. However, if you just wanted to play games, the i3 should outperform in single-threaded performance. Also the fx-4300 will beat the i3 in single threaded performance for a lower price. In the long run the i3 will save you a bit of money with almost half the power consumption though. Lots of factors to consider.
The FX-4300 is cheaper and outperforms the i3-4150 in many ways, more cores, more multi-tasking, better single thread performance, etc... Better for streaming with OBS if you were interested in streaming your gaming to Twitch for instance (the Vishera's, until you get to the high-end i5's or above outperform Haswell in OBS).