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Originally Posted by Manischewitz;15348522 
Thanks as far as Ram and blu ray drives, does it matter which ones I buy? Can I buy whatever DDR3 or bluray drives thats on sale?

And do I need any additional cables or gadgets to to help attach a sound bar to the computer?

Sure. You don't have to buy on Newegg or the ones I specified.

For sound bar I'll leave that to other experts. Maybe you'll need optical cable.
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A Sempron 140 and a HD5450 is sufficient, with 2GB of RAM. That'll handle 1080p blu ray just fine. Anything more than that, that's your call.

Since you've already got the HD5670, that's an even better GPU, but it might be overkill honestly.

You could also use a Llano setup (dual core would be fine), and just use the onboard.
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A Sempron 140 and a HD5450 is sufficient, with 2GB of RAM. That'll handle 1080p blu ray just fine. Anything more than that, that's your call.

Since you've already got the HD5670, that's an even better GPU, but it might be overkill honestly.

You could also use a Llano setup (dual core would be fine), and just use the onboard.
Alright I guess I'll try to sell the hd 5670 and just get the Llano setup.
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