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Ok I made another thread about this similar but I have a pc that im using to game on but I will be upgrading soon to overclocking dual core water cooling rig and I'm gonna use my old pc to download torrents and play them on the HDTV via xbox 360 will I need a hdmi motherboard still? and also will I need a video card since I will be using xbox 360 extender or xbox media connect or windows media player 11 for it. Should I upgrade my rig or build a totally new one? if I do that what can I do with the computer?

Specs on future htpc maybe:

500 watt psu
asrock 939 dual sata 2
1gb 2x 512mb ocz DDR ram timing: 2-3-3-6
7600 GT GFX card
2x 120gb HDD
amd athlon 64 3500 @ 2.2 GHz (single core)

If I do upgrade it here's the parts
Case:http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811208009
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231012
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822136178

The HTPC or torrent box will be in my room D/L media files and also playing movies upstairs on the TV via xbox 360 like mentioned above. My setup for this pc is it considered HTPC? Nooby question.
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DVI can be converted to HDMI with an adapter. Your video card also supports component signals.

You need a TV tuner to watch TV but may not be necessary in your case. Your system is fine for a HTPC and HD.
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DVI can be converted to HDMI with an adapter. Your video card also supports component signals.

You need a TV tuner to watch TV but may not be necessary in your case. Your system is fine for a HTPC and HD.
Thanks should I jsut upgrade the pc I have now?
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nothing really to upgrade. you just need a cord that converts the DVI to HDMI. They're cheap. Only other thing you might need is tuner, but that would only be if you wanted to record stuff really.
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nothing really to upgrade. you just need a cord that converts the DVI to HDMI. They're cheap. Only other thing you might need is tuner, but that would only be if you wanted to record stuff really.
well I'm gonna be using xbox 360 to watch movies on the tv from the torrent box or htpc some call it
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