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How much does the mobo effect video playing and editing?

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March 13, 2011 6:40:59 AM

Hi everybody, i'm building my first computer. I plan on doing a lot of streaming movie and TV watching on my 720 32' LCD TV, along with photo editing and video editing. I was planning on getting a mobo thats hdmi capable, but if i;m using a video card that had an hdmi port, do I need to worry about the mobo's effect on movie watching?

Here is my plan, tell me if the 2 x hdmi port is overkill, or if i can open my options up for potential motherboards that don;t include HDMI options. (BTW i'm building budget, trying to keep total at around $550)

Processor
- AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX


Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard


Video card
- HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM
- Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX


Power Supply
APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply


Hard Drive
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


cd/dvd player/burner
- ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


Case
- NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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a c 1112 V Motherboard
March 13, 2011 1:28:44 PM

If you are getting a discrete GPU you don't have to worry about the motherboards integrated and you can buy a board with none. The performance is going to be based on your discrete GPU and CPU.
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March 13, 2011 5:27:27 PM

Best answer selected by chopsuey2468.
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