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June 22, 2011, 07:45 PM
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You are aware you would not need such a powerful graphics card at all for HD playback, actually the SB 2100 is suppose to have no issues at all provided you have an H series motherboard (the lower end G520 processor is the only one that doesnt have hardware acceleration). By down grading to onboard graphics you could drop down the power supply as well and save yourself quite a bit of money.
The Asus E35M1-M Pro claims to be able to 1080p hd playback with HDMI 1.4, allowing you to get the mobo,cpu, and onbord gpu for around 150$ (helping you save quite a bit of money). LCDGuy is building an htpc and using that board, had I known about it I'd of used it myself as well.
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