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Is it worth it to have an hdmi on motherboard and video card?

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March 13, 2011 6:27:03 AM

Hi everyone, I'm about to build my first computer. I am planning on doing a lot of movie watching with my 32' lcd tv, both DVD and streaming online. Also i will be doing some video editing, and a lot of photo editing.

I was looking at the systems configurations page here, and the Home Theater option had a hdmi port on the motherboard. Also it recommended a video card that also had an hdmi port.

Will the video card on the mobo work with the additional video card, or do I not have to worry about the motherboard being HDMI capable, because the video card has it covered? Here is my plan:



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



Any responses would be amazing, along with any critiques or tips on my build. I'm going budget, just had my laptop break on me, and switched to a computer science major, so this whole ordeal had been a really fun learning experience for me.

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March 13, 2011 5:49:10 PM

APEX (a.k.a. Supercase/Allied/Deer/L&C Power/Solytech)

JonnyGURU.com's comment on your power supply choice from Allied AL-D500EXP 500W power supply review:

It blew up. Literally. It couldn't do better than a good 350W, and the OCP (i.e. Over Current Protection circuit) didn't stop it from dying. I mean, the main switching transistors died to protect the $0.01 FUSE! How messed up is that?

At any rate, nothing dies like a running Deer.


For around the same price you can get:

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green $44.99

SeaSonic S12II 380B $48.99

that are way better than the exploding Deer made bargain PSUs.
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March 13, 2011 6:24:20 PM

Would 380w be enough? i felt like going 500 flat was a bit risky.
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a c 223 V Motherboard
March 13, 2011 7:19:24 PM

It's about quality not quantity.

For your configuration the two PSUs I've listed will have no problem powering it.

Your total system power consumption, I would expect, should be less than 150 Watts.

My suggestions were based on your current budget allocated to that APEX PSU.

If you're willing to increase your budget for a quality 500 Watt or more unit then specify your budget limit.

CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX $59.99

Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green $69.99
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