About to set up a HTPC with parts I already have laying around, and got a question Im hoping some of the wise folks around here might be able to help with :-)
Parts available: -nVidia 790i Motherboard -6GB DDR3 1333Mhz -nVidia GeForce 8500 -Corsair HX620W PSU -Silverstone TJ10 case -2x WD 640GB HDD -DVD drive -Intel e8200 2.6Ghz CPU -Windows 7 64bit for Media Center -Gonna add a tuner card and remote control -Will be runing 24/7 for TV recording, music playback, Watch full HD movies, internet surfing etc.
So my question being, is the 790i any good for a HTPC setup or should I sell it and get a different MB. And in that case, which would be recommended for this setup?
Thanks in advance.
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Should be fine. Since you are running with a discreet video card, the chipset selection is less critical.