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Old January 24, 2009, 06:50 PM
Empty_Quarter Empty_Quarter is offline
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Originally Posted by Caldezar View Post
Also, do I need to worry about cooling for an HTPC? Obviously there'd be no OC'ing or anything, but I always see people buy lower end video cards for these things. Does that have to do with heating issues? Or simply because there's no need for a high end card? If so then it's no big deal since I have the card as a spare anyway.
Many don't use high-end cards on an HTPC because there is absolutely no need for it if gaming is not involved. Stock cooling on HTPC cases is sufficient, especially if you are not overclocking.

I agree with donimo, if you can, get one of those keyboards w/ trackballs. Right now, I am using a mouse with a keyboard (both wired, lol!), and its a pain all across. I hope to be getting a keyboard of that sort someday.
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