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Low cost HTPC with my Pentium D 820. Will it handle 1080p?

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I'm trying to keep things cheap by using my old parts. I have a 9800gt and a 4890 at my disposal. If I wanted an HTPC, will that CPU paired with one of those GPUs be able to handle movies at 1080p?
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That will be fine,

To be honest, if you can OC a dual core atom to deal with 1080p, stock that processor and GPU will be fine.

I'd probably go with the 9800GT.

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Well, how badly would it bottleneck my 4890? That poor card is collecting dust
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It wouldn't, the 4890 is a nice little card, either of them will work fine

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Awesome. Thanks for the quick replies
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