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Umm this is 100% overkill for a normal HTPC. Are you going to be gaming on that rig too or what? Your "HTPC" crushes my sig rig that I use to game and do everything on. There is no need for that graphics card. I'm currently running a 5570 in my HTPC and it easily plays back 1080 videos and has done everything.

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Didn't see the LAN part. For a LAN rig it is still a rather beastly rig IMO. Should still run everything like a champ.
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Umm this is 100% overkill for a normal HTPC. Are you going to be gaming on that rig too or what? Your "HTPC" crushes my sig rig that I use to game and do everything on. There is no need for that graphics card. I'm currently running a 5570 in my HTPC and it easily plays back 1080 videos and has done everything.

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Didn't see the LAN part. For a LAN rig it is still a rather beastly rig IMO. Should still run everything like a champ.
yeah check the pricetag rolleyes.gif
but the prodigy is an insanely designed case
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In that case I would change out that power supply. It's complete overkill for this and in this case overkill is just a waste of money since you won't actually see any benefit. A 500 watt power supply would easily power that rig overclocked as high as possible.
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In that case I would change out that power supply. It's complete overkill for this and in this case overkill is just a waste of money since you won't actually see any benefit. A 500 watt power supply would easily power that rig overclocked as high as possible.
hive are the least expensive modular (a must in this case) and the 650 is $5 less than the 750
the 550w is out but if i can find it ill get it.
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