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Hi I want to build an HTPC computer with my old computer parts, so basically what I have left is almost everything except the PSU and HDD. The Specs are the following :

MOBO: M2N68-AM SE2
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz
Memory: 2 Gb Kingston
Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED
GPU: EVGA geforce 8400 gs

I want to play HD content through my tv wich is a 52 inch?
Any suggestions?
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Get this GPU, this PSU and this HDD and you will have a sweet HTPC.
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Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
Get this GPU, this PSU and this HDD and you will have a sweet HTPC.
This PSU is the same price. Either would do more than fine though. I agree with the rest of the above.

Unless you can find a HD5450 / HD6450 for cheaper elsewhere (or a higher AMD card, that'd work too). Should be 5xxx or 6xxx though.

And don't forget to put it into a proper HTPC case, and get a remote of some kind (keyboard with a touchpad, or an actual remote). And throw XBMC on there (use Windows as the OS).
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And the GPU doenst overheat too much or its fine with that passive cooling?
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And the GPU doenst overheat too much or its fine with that passive cooling?
It'll run just fine passively cooled. I think those GPU's only use around 25w or so. They'll run fine.
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And the GPU doenst overheat too much or its fine with that passive cooling?
As long as your case isn't air tight it will be perfectly fine.
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well then this is going to be my next project, i want to set up this pc in the living room so everybody can enjoy it. So what you think about this case? will my fan fit?
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Also i was checking at frys and they have this gpu is the same as jammo2k5 mention but diff brand is this still okey? I am planning on building this as soon as possible i dont like to wait haha
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Originally Posted by fritx View Post
well then this is going to be my next project, i want to set up this pc in the living room so everybody can enjoy it. So what you think about this case? will my fan fit?
No, that Zalman won't fit. You'll either want a stock Phenom II cooler (the one with the heatpipes), or perhaps something like an H50 or similar (make sure the case has 120mm vents if you plan to use the H50 idea).

The stock Phenom II cooler will be more than enough though, the CPU is overkill for HTPC use at stock.

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Also i was checking at frys and they have this gpu is the same as jammo2k5 mention but diff brand is this still okey? I am planning on building this as soon as possible i dont like to wait haha
I personally hate XFX for their customer service....but honestly at that price, and its local for you, its fine. A 5450 is a 5450. Brand won't matter except with warranty and customer service, but its a $25 card so it really doesn't matter. Again, you might want to consider a higher end AMD card if you plan to game at all on it. Otherwise a 5450 should suffice fine.
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post #10 of 20
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Well I am not planning to game on this machine, this is just for watching movies, youtube and stuff like that. I haven't had any xfx card so that's why i did't know they had bad customer service, so probably this card or is too expensive?
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