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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by RCXDerp View Post
How big of HDDs can that motherboard support?
yeh, i dont really follow amd at all so dunno bout cpu, but the 8600 gt will be fine for media playback, its not for gaming
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post #12 of 20
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and I know those parts are very outdated but I don't have a lot of dispensable income. My main PC has a 2500K and such so that is good to go. But thats in my room. I want something in my living room with all my movies ready to go. I have a nice sound system with a Denon receiver and Boston satellites.

I have a sound card in my main pc which will be upgraded soon and the old one will go into the htpc but for now just onboard.
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by CH4PZ View Post
yeh, i dont really follow amd at all so dunno bout cpu, but the 8600 gt will be fine for media playback, its not for gaming
oh definitely not haha. I'm selling quite a bit of paintball gear right now and I will have a 570 for my main pc and the 8600 will go to the htpc.
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post #14 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.

I'm looking at the A6 with the ASRock A75M-HVS mobo and the Palit GTS450 low profile card
The GTS 450 isn't really needed unless you are gaming, you could probably get away with something like a HD 4650 or a newer hd 5670 if you are just watching netflix and blu rays.
post #15 of 20
To answer your question, yes... it would be enough.

Honestly, with tasks such as the ones you mentioned you would be doing, there is no true need to upgrade any of the components. However, if you want the system to run faster, quieter or whatever then there are some things you could look into changing out. This all depends on your budget. If you just want to have a nice little computer sitting by your TV then, performance wise, you'll be fine with the components you have already.
    
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post #16 of 20
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ok cool. saves money too. I don't know anything about parts needed for htpc's. only knowledgeable on high end components.

GPU: MSI 6450

or just get the A6 and use the onboard for everything
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by McBean View Post
To answer your question, yes... it would be enough.

Honestly, with tasks such as the ones you mentioned you would be doing, there is no true need to upgrade any of the components. However, if you want the system to run faster, quieter or whatever then there are some things you could look into changing out. This all depends on your budget. If you just want to have a nice little computer sitting by your TV then, performance wise, you'll be fine with the components you have already.
+1.....the first person to give a correct answer....
don't know why guys these days just jump on the upgrade wagon.....
why waste money if what u have can do the required job....
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
so I will be perfectly fine watching blue rays on this build or just use my blue ray player that I have right now (just want the htpc so everything is all together and no changing discs but not a huge deal)
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(2x) 500Gb WD Black Asus DVD/R+W Corsair H60 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
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post #19 of 20
assuming u already have all the parts u listed...then u dont need to change a thing...
blu ray and hd videos mainly run off of cpu power and not gpu power unless special codecs or players r used....
so i thiink ur dual core is quite sufficient for the job...
my freind has a 5000+ and he is able to run all hd videos without any problem...and by hd i mean 1080p.....
if worst comes to worst then u might have to oc ur current cpu or buy a lil better cpu thats all.....


EDIT: why 32bit os....use 64 bit with ur 4gb ram and 64 bit capable cpu.....
Edited by ghost_z - 7/23/11 at 3:56am
post #20 of 20
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Sorry yes it will be 64 bit. Either windows7 or server 2008 r2 made into workstation (it's free because of school)
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(2x) 500Gb WD Black Asus DVD/R+W Corsair H60 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
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