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HTPC for Family

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Last response: in Motherboards
July 14, 2009 12:25:54 PM

I'm considering building a for my mum to put in the front room next to the HDTV she just bought. And I want to know if the onboard graphics solution to this mobo, will be powerfull enough to give me good quality HD playback

The parts in question are
Motherboard:ASUS P5N7A-VM LGA 775 NVIDIA
TV Card Tuner : Hauppauge WinTV HVR 4000.
Im also considering running a Core 2 Duo E5200 to power it will it be enough/overkill? .

I've built my own rigs before but am new to HTPC's. Thanx for Help

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July 15, 2009 7:17:14 AM

Yes, the onboard video is good enough. In any case, the most important component for smooth HD playback is a strong CPU, since it has to process the the video before showing it.
July 15, 2009 2:11:16 PM

Thanks for the reply, In any case would that mean that the Core 2 Duo E5200 2.5Ghz would be enough to power it