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All the answers you got are 5x5 though one thing to consider is if you are going to be using hdmi t a receiver in the future then you might consider any ATI 5xxx series card since they support bit streaming. Just A thought. But if you really dont care the you can get away with any recent on board gpu. I have a zotac 9300 775 socket motherboard and it plays stalker on 1024x720 on low settings well. Also play blu rays and Dvs's perfectly.

Though I will eventually move this pc to the living room and drop a 5450 because I need for bit steaming.
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Thanks for the case suggestions everyone!


Hey, does anyone have any info on getting audio to the TV? I know I can just use the straight audio-out from the MOBO but I read somewhere that you can get audio through the HDMI on certain GPUs. How does that work? And I'll probably be using my friend's 9800 for now so I'll be grabbing a DVI->HDMI adapter plug. I'm assuming you can't run audio through DVI, right?

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All the answers you got are 5x5 though one thing to consider is if you are going to be using hdmi t a receiver in the future then you might consider any ATI 5xxx series card since they support bit streaming. Just A thought. But if you really dont care the you can get away with any recent on board gpu. I have a zotac 9300 775 socket motherboard and it plays stalker on 1024x720 on low settings well. Also play blu rays and Dvs's perfectly.

Though I will eventually move this pc to the living room and drop a 5450 because I need for bit steaming.
A few questions about your post Charles.
-What do you mean "5x5"?
-What is bit-streaming and why is it important?
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Non processed audio out of the video card, so your receiver will do all the dolby stuff for sound, not crappy-dirty windows hands on it.
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Non processed audio out of the video card, so your receiver will do all the dolby stuff for sound, not crappy-dirty windows hands on it.
Ok, so how do I do it?
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You don't do it, ATI 5xxx cards support bit streaming xD
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You don't do it, ATI 5xxx cards support bit streaming xD
Lol, ok, so that's what bit streaming is. You could have just said that! Well then, that's certainly something to think about. Might just go with the 9800 and onboard sound for now then upgrade the GPU later.
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AFAIK if your mobo has optical out it is just as good.
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AFAIK if your mobo has optical out it is just as good.
TRUE! I do have an optical input on the TV. I hadn't thought of that. Ohhh, you're the man. Now I have a whole other option.
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NP, glad i could help!
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Umm if you are just using your tv speakers, every tv I have ever seen has either a headphone in or RCA in for 1 of the hdmi slots also. With the 9800gt you will need to get the internal s/pdif adapter or your dvi-hdmi adapter wont do audio.
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