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I saw this combo deal and wanted some opinions.Here

After MIR they it is $68. I will Be using it on a new HTPC for HD playback, and streaming, emulators.
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post #2 of 5
awesome deal for both. the psu is great and overkill for a standard HTPC setup. You'll be fine.

I read somewhere that the Nvidia 240 has audio issues over HDMI. It couldve been fixed by new drivers, but the reviews on this particular Nvidia 240 make me question its reliability.

I usually recommend getting the:
ATI 5450 or higher
Nvidia 430 or higher
Edited by cozmo5050 - 2/19/11 at 8:47am
    
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post #3 of 5
Both are overkill for a HTPC.

My main HTPC is using a 240, but it is way more than enough. No issues with audio over HDMI.

I have yet to have any issues with even onboard HD4200 in HTPC usage. Maybe my TV's are not big enough to bring any problems to light, but I think just about anything with an HDMI output is adequate.
Edited by DaveG - 2/20/11 at 9:37pm
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post #4 of 5
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Overkill Maybe, but for 68 bucks after MIR for both, I might as well right?
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by SpidermanXP7 View Post
Overkill Maybe, but for 68 bucks after MIR for both, I might as well right?
if youre good with rebates, those prices are fantastic.

Also keep in mind you can get an ATI 5450 for $25 after rebate by itself, in case you want to choose another power supply.
    
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