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Old October 12, 2008, 06:19 PM
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1) Would this rig get away with the 350W PSU that comes with the case?
In short, yes it would. But the power supply will be running close to maximum for most of it's life, and may fail on you because of that. I would suggest buying a better one.
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2) I know it's aging, but the Radeon X1650 pro i have lying around seems like it would go well with this HTPC (after I clean it out and fix it up). Is the X1650 pro HD compliant? (ie, can I play blu-ray movies with no problem?)
No, the X1xxx series is not fully HD compliant in that it does not support onboard decoding of HD content. You'll need an X2xxx series or HD3xxx series (or newer) to get that. The 3600-series card you were looking at would do that well.
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3) Will the TV tuner work with the system okay? the system itself is not Media Centre edition, but that doesn't matter to me. I just need to make sure it'll work with the system.
... Yup

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