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old descktop to HTPC (1080p playback)

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Hello all, I ive got a Gateway GT5428 laying around and Im going to give it to my nephew. It has a Pentium D 935 processor, 2 gigs of ram, 500w PSU, and a 768mb Geforce 9600 GSO. Would this be enough to playback 1080p mkv's? He's gonna use it to playback MKV files from his external hard drive.
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It should, but really all you can do is try. I have a single core amd s939 system with a 8500gt that plays 1080p to my 46" HDTV just fine.
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Yes, that will be fine (actually a little overkill and very power hungry if left on 24/7).
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Yeah, should be fine
    
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Ok, thanks guys. He's gonna be excited about this.
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