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Old February 12, 2013, 04:33 PM
xmanrigger xmanrigger is offline
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Core2 D/Q is perfectly fine for a HTPC. You dont need a huge amount of power unless you are planning on gaming with the latest titles. As far as video goes, again, you dont need anything special. I bought a couple of GIGABYTE|GV-N610SL-1GI GT610 1G for 2 different machines, both running Core2 Duo CPUs. Both cards replaced GT420 cards. Their fans are loud and annoying, but played movies flawlessly. Not a fan of Gigabyte, but the Egg had the 610s on special for $39/each and they are passively cooled, so I jumped on a pair of them. The majority of movies I watch on them are .mkv, and they play butter smooth.
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