Originally Posted by stusteh
I have a 9800gtx in my htpc and it often struggles with 1080p. All scenes with a lot of action will be choppy.
I just put a i3 SB 2100 together for my uncle and streamed a movie to see how it would do and ran it flawlessly. I'm now planning on buying a i3 SB to upgrade my system and put the 9800 into storage.
Man, SB is ridiculously fast! I hate the SB trolls running around here posting SB! SB! SB! But this 2100 made me a believer. That is just a 2100. I imagine how 2600k @ 5GHz would be like. Intel made a winner on this one.
Yeah, I have the 9500 GT in there right now and I streamed a full movie, Play HD Movie on my 60" LG LCD and it's flawless. I gotta see thou. The HD is not that populated yet. I only have all the updates including SP1 Antivirus, Anti-spyware and anti malware, all the essentials. We'll see how this one goes.
My MB is a POS though. This one does not have AHCI and RAID option in the BIOS. It only have the driver for it.