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Old June 12, 2010, 03:24 PM
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Howdy,

There was a yard sale in my neighborhood this Saturday.
One guy was selling a lot of OLD computer parts 99.9% JUNK, total old stuff like beige cases, ATI rage II pci cards, Soundblaster 16 and stuff...

BUT, I dug thru all that stuff and found a Athlon 64 3000+ S754(fw/factory heatsink) on a ASUS K8V-MX (IGP), with 512meg of OCZ PC2100 ram...

I payed 5$ for this combo. LOL
Anyway, could it be HTPC material? I mean..running any version of Linux and what it takes to play media files? I got an old case+PSU, a 250GB drive and a few fans...can I do stuff with that?
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Old June 12, 2010, 05:00 PM
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hell you could use it for a lot of thing freenas comes to mind
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Would work just fine, Not sure about 720p or 1080p video but just Standard Def should work just fine

if you want 1080p you might need to look into grabing something like a 8400gs pci version then use Core AVC to use the cuda enabled card to do the 1080p decoding
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good advice right there. a faster cpu is recommended tough, even with core avc.
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Old June 13, 2010, 03:24 AM
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agreed, a PCI 8400GS with coreAVC would probably be able to do at least 720P
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Old June 13, 2010, 09:08 AM
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Well,

Thanks for the advice, I found somebody that need it more that me...running a Athlon XP 1400+/384mo ram...I donated the A64 3000+/K8V-MX/512mo DDR400, that will benefit them more I guess...

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Old June 13, 2010, 09:11 AM
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see there's always a use for a working computer. good for you for helping out others.
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and the guy who sold it to you thinks he just got $5 for free
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