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Noob question: Are the integrated graphics on intel or amd good enough to play back 3D movies at good framerates? Or would I need a dedicated GPU?
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you will need a dedicated gpu for sure and I believe only 3d enabled nvidia cards can do it, say 400 series +. You will also need the 3d vision kit
 
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hmm, alright thanks. I assume a GTX 460 would do fine? What's the amount of CPU power I should shoot for, then? Dual core intel (like E6XXX)? Or can I get by with an X2 250?
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Intel core i3 530/540

Zotac GT 430 1GB DDR3 128 Bit. or Zotac GTS450 1GB anything more than this would be an overkill for a media center.
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Thanks, but I have a spare 460 that I could throw into this build. Do I need to get an i3 or can I do something like an E6XXX or X2? Those would be cheaper than an i3 build I think.
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I thought the ati 6000's were finally able to do 3d.
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Originally Posted by Clock for Clock View Post
Thanks, but I have a spare 460 that I could throw into this build. Do I need to get an i3 or can I do something like an E6XXX or X2? Those would be cheaper than an i3 build I think.
A Pentium Dual core should be more than sufficient. GTX460 is an overkill IMHO but it has enough horsepower for running more than basic HTPC stuff.

& BTW, Thanks for the rep.
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