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I found some spare parts for an HTPC while in my stock room. I found an old P4 1.8ghz and a board for it (socket 478 maybe). are these good enough to start an HTPC build? just need a vidcard, harddisk and dvdr or bluray. comments anyone?
 

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Really depends on what software and OS you plan on useing. But I use a Dual PIII 800 system as my htpc running xp32 sp3 and miro and a 5500OC agp vid with 512mb rdram and run MIRO 24/7 fine. Only problem I have is on 720p MKV files. But I also use it as a folder and fileserver and irc client.

A P4 should do the job fine. But before you choose parts figure out what OS and Apps you will be useing. Also What Media you plan on playing. I really don't know what kind of overhead alot of the new codecs are useing for HD.
 

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A P4 1.8GHz won't be able to feed a video card fast enough for 1080p Blu-Ray disks.
 

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A P4 1.8GHz won't be able to feed a video card fast enough for 1080p Blu-Ray disks.

What's the minimum for blu-ray?
 

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im going to use XP Pro 32bit with the programs on the HTPC software list here. just for video playback and if it can't play 1080p then just rather just buy a dvdr and use 720p
 

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im going to use XP Pro 32bit with the programs on the HTPC software list here. just for video playback and if it can't play 1080p then just rather just buy a dvdr and use 720p
 

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im going to use XP Pro 32bit with the programs on the HTPC software list here. just for video playback and if it can't play 1080p then just rather just buy a dvdr and use 720p
In it's entirety your post does not make sense, but from what I understand. If you have enough ram, and a good enough video card you should be able to run 720p, with a s478 mobo, you can use an agp card at best, and there are not very many (if at all) AGP gfx cards that are hdcp compliant, to allow you to run 1080p smoothly. You should be able to find some s775 or s754/939/AM2 equipment for a low price.
 

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it makes sense... i refer to this:
http://www.overclock.net/htpc/293548...re-thread.html
I was just stating my opinion of the original post, and the verbage did not make complete sense to me. And then I gave you my input based on what I know about computers.

Understand that just because something makes sense to you does not mean that it makes sense to someone else. Some people can misinterpret statements or things that people say. It is a fact of life.
I am not trying to be mean and talk down on you about what you wrote. So dont worry about it (=
 
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