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HTPC with geforce 8400gs CRT & s-video & dvi

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lets build the cheapest/smallest htpc with this vid card. came across 3 of three geforce 8400gs and wanna have some fun. Recommend motherboard/proccessor, PS, ram, tv-tuner, remote, and software.
    
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You want people to build you a list of HTPC with 8400GS? What 8400GS is this? Nvidia released 3 flavors of 8400GS: G86, G98, and GT218.

Is it G86 based (core clock 450MHz, 80nm)? If it is you can forget about them, G86 based 8400GS does not have enough power to play Bluray @ 1080p (or 1080i TV show).

The cheapest way of HTPC would be to AMD Llano. Its IGPU is more powerful than 8400GS.
Edited by trumpet-205 - 10/19/11 at 1:22pm
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I beg to differ about the 8400gs. I have one in my HTPC, the XFX 8400 (don't remember if its a G86 or not) but i can push 1080p perfectly fine. If all you need is video and no audio through HDMI, then 8400 is just fine.
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