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Ok so i've decided to make an HTPC for my room so i can watch movies and youtube on my big screen . So i had a few questions,

1. Whats the lowest Processor i can go to play 1080p videos with no Hickups. I was thinking a AMD dualcore?
2. Is 2GB of ram enough? Im going to be running windows 7 on it so yea?


I already have the gpu im using, im using a asus 5450 with HDMI output straight to the TV.
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You could use pretty much any CPU if you're using a player that will use your GPU for playback. Also RAM isn't a huge requirement, ours is using XP MCE with 512m of DDR. You could probably squeak by with 1 GB on Windows 7 if you didn't run any sort of background processes (AV, mainly), but 2 GB would definitely be comfortable.
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You could use pretty much any CPU if you're using a player that will use your GPU for playback. Also RAM isn't a huge requirement, ours is using XP MCE with 512m of DDR. You could probably squeak by with 1 GB on Windows 7 if you didn't run any sort of background processes (AV, mainly), but 2 GB would definitely be comfortable.
well with the player im going to be using either window media player or VLC media player, Do they use cpu or gpu for playback
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A sempron will run it fine. I have a few htpcs with 2x1gb ram. Look at a pretty frontend for movies like xbmc, I belive there is even a youtube plugin.
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