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Will this be enough for dvd/blue ray playback with some netflix streaming and music playback.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Mobo: Mainboard: ELITEGROUP MCP61PM-AM
Graphics: 8600GT
Memory: 4Gb DDR2
HDD: 2x 1TB WDD Blue
Audio: Onboard
Power Supply: 450 watt (came with gateway)
Case: Silverstone Grandia GD04B
OS: Windows 7 Pro 32-bit (student discount)
Software: XBMC

any suggestions will be taken kindly
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i5 2500K 4.0GHz Gigabyte P67A-UD5 MSI GTX 560 TI TF2 Kingston Hyperx Blu 
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(2x) 500Gb WD Black Asus DVD/R+W Corsair H60 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Flatron W2361V Leopold FC200RT Otaku OCZ ModxStream 700w NZXT Phantom 
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i5 2500K 4.0GHz Gigabyte P67A-UD5 MSI GTX 560 TI TF2 Kingston Hyperx Blu 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
(2x) 500Gb WD Black Asus DVD/R+W Corsair H60 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Flatron W2361V Leopold FC200RT Otaku OCZ ModxStream 700w NZXT Phantom 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Spawn Samurai Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 
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post #2 of 20
Is the CPU already yours? I don't really see someone would buy one of those now...
post #3 of 20
Also shouldn't you be using a 64 bit OS with 4+ gigs of ram?
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by Nayoka View Post
Will this be enough for dvd/blue ray playback with some netflix streaming and music playback.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Mobo: Mainboard: ELITEGROUP MCP61PM-AM
Graphics: 8600GT
Memory: 4Gb DDR2
HDD: 2x 1TB WDD Blue
Audio: Onboard
Power Supply: 450 watt (came with gateway)
Case: Silverstone Grandia GD04B
OS: Windows 7 Pro 32-bit (student discount)
Software: XBMC

any suggestions will be taken kindly
I would suggest a newer gpu like hd5550/hd5670/hd6670 for a htpc build.
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Nayoka View Post
Will this be enough for dvd/blue ray playback with some netflix streaming and music playback.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Mobo: Mainboard: ELITEGROUP MCP61PM-AM
Graphics: 8600GT
Memory: 4Gb DDR2
HDD: 2x 1TB WDD Blue
Audio: Onboard
Power Supply: 450 watt (came with gateway)
Case: Silverstone Grandia GD04B
OS: Windows 7 Pro 32-bit (student discount)
Software: XBMC

any suggestions will be taken kindly
Why are you using old parts like the CPU and GPU, Also the gateway PSU is not the best unless it is the newer ones which are 80+ bronze...
post #6 of 20
a sound card makes for a more immersive experience a 60gb ssd would make things more enjoyable, but not necessity depending on budget. if your getting a mobile keyboard try get blutooth over wireless. i havent really tried another keyboard but with mine i got a shintaro keyboard/mouse unit but when typing it lags and drops letters, which is very frustrating!! i've heard bluetooth is more reliable in that respect(although havent tried personally) rest looks alright
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i7 3930K 4.7@1.37v Asus rampage IV extreme eVGA GTX 570's 3w-SLI w/EK sli tri bridge parallel 16gb Corsair Dominator GT 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3 120gb vertex 3 in RAID0, 2 WD RE4 500gb in raid0 LG Blu-ray Burner Win7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 Acer HN274H 27" 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G19 Silverstone Strider Gold 1200w Modded silverstone TJ10 esa edition sandio-tech 3D gaming mouse 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3 120gb vertex 3 in RAID0, 2 WD RE4 500gb in raid0 LG Blu-ray Burner Win7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 Acer HN274H 27" 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G19 Silverstone Strider Gold 1200w Modded silverstone TJ10 esa edition sandio-tech 3D gaming mouse 
Mouse PadAudio
Razor Ironclad Elite ltd. edt . Logitech Z-5500, Asus D2X Soundcard 
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post #7 of 20
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I already own these parts thats why I'm using them. If I need to upgrade anything that is perfectly fine.

I'm looking at the A6 with the ASRock A75M-HVS mobo and the Palit GTS450 low profile card
Edited by Nayoka - 7/23/11 at 3:23am
Main Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.0GHz Gigabyte P67A-UD5 MSI GTX 560 TI TF2 Kingston Hyperx Blu 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
(2x) 500Gb WD Black Asus DVD/R+W Corsair H60 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Flatron W2361V Leopold FC200RT Otaku OCZ ModxStream 700w NZXT Phantom 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Spawn Samurai Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 
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Main Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.0GHz Gigabyte P67A-UD5 MSI GTX 560 TI TF2 Kingston Hyperx Blu 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
(2x) 500Gb WD Black Asus DVD/R+W Corsair H60 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Flatron W2361V Leopold FC200RT Otaku OCZ ModxStream 700w NZXT Phantom 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Spawn Samurai Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 
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post #8 of 20
How big of HDDs can that motherboard support?
Edited by RCXDerp - 7/23/11 at 3:23am
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Nayoka View Post
I already own these parts thats why I'm using them. If I need to upgrade anything that is perfectly fine.
Ok, It would have been nice to know that earlier
post #10 of 20
oh i have a 5570 fanless passive gpu(cost like $80AUD) which is amazingly silent(fancy that, lol) and a seasonic x series(unless you already own these parts) which also helps with noise?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K 4.7@1.37v Asus rampage IV extreme eVGA GTX 570's 3w-SLI w/EK sli tri bridge parallel 16gb Corsair Dominator GT 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3 120gb vertex 3 in RAID0, 2 WD RE4 500gb in raid0 LG Blu-ray Burner Win7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 Acer HN274H 27" 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G19 Silverstone Strider Gold 1200w Modded silverstone TJ10 esa edition sandio-tech 3D gaming mouse 
Mouse PadAudio
Razor Ironclad Elite ltd. edt . Logitech Z-5500, Asus D2X Soundcard 
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K4OT1K
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K 4.7@1.37v Asus rampage IV extreme eVGA GTX 570's 3w-SLI w/EK sli tri bridge parallel 16gb Corsair Dominator GT 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3 120gb vertex 3 in RAID0, 2 WD RE4 500gb in raid0 LG Blu-ray Burner Win7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 Acer HN274H 27" 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G19 Silverstone Strider Gold 1200w Modded silverstone TJ10 esa edition sandio-tech 3D gaming mouse 
Mouse PadAudio
Razor Ironclad Elite ltd. edt . Logitech Z-5500, Asus D2X Soundcard 
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