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Does chipset matter in HTPC if using discrete video?

Last response: in Systems
November 13, 2009 1:39:39 PM

So I understand that chipset matters if you're going to use onboard video but if I'm going to use a discrete card (say a Radeon HD4350, which by all accounts is much better than any onboard video) does it matter which chipset I use? In other words are there any real differences between say 780G/785G/790G? I plan to use a Athlon II 240 chip.

An alternative is a cheap intel board, probably G31 or similar, and a Celeron e3300.

Any thoughts on audio capability of any of the chipsets mentioned?

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November 13, 2009 3:59:30 PM

No. It will not matter since you plan to use a graphics card and not IGP.
November 13, 2009 4:01:40 PM

you could try an AMD 770 board (no IGP) if you are buying a discrete card