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Hi. I was planning on getting a 780g mobo with the integrated hd 3200. Will the display be good on a 52" lcd projection tv or should i get a hd 3450? and is a 300w psu enough for the htpc build?
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Hi. I was planning on getting a 780g mobo with the integrated hd 3200. Will the display be good on a 52" lcd projection tv or should i get a hd 3450? and is a 300w psu enough for the htpc build?
Screen size means absolutely nothing. It the resolution and codec that affect performance. The HD3200 can support anything up to 1080p.
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It should be fine with the video.
Edited by dhrandy - 5/22/08 at 4:22pm
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For a HTPC, i'd go for a silent 400w or higher.
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k cool. if i decide to get another vid card, should i get the 2400pro or the hd3540?
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post #7 of 16
You really dont need pci-e video card with that mobo, but if you do, get the hd3xxx series. I have built 2 HTPC for people using that mobo and it works perfectly using hdmi on both 720p and 1080p tv. And of course as stated earlier, get a more powerful silent powersupply the one you listed will run it i'm sure for the time being though. Oh and at least 2 gigs of memory. Have you picked out a case yet?
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post #8 of 16
A 300w PSU is more than enought for a HTPC. Under full load, your system should consume less than 150w. However, make sure it is a quality 300w PSU.
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post #9 of 16
I'm very hapy with the 3450 specially with the new 8.5 catalyst drivers picture quality seems even better now and for a very cheap cheap price
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post #10 of 16
Yeah get the 3450 and i think you can xfire if with IG 3200.
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