New build for watching tv Tags: Build TV New Build Systems Product Last response: September 17, 2011 10:25 PM in Systems Share Buntty September 17, 2011 9:01:39 PM Hello everyone Im about to build a computer to basically play online poker and use it to watch tv my question is, do i know to buy 2 video cards, one tv tuner card and one regular graphic card will a i3 cpu be sufficent? Also if there any recommendations for motherboards for this type of build? thanks More about : build watching geekapproved September 17, 2011 9:16:32 PM i3-2100 with an inexpensive H61 motherboard would be all you need. You don't need a video card because the i3 has integrated graphics. Add 4GB of DDR3-1333 1.5v ram which is dirt cheap right now. You probably need a tv tuner card, although I have no knowledge in this area at all I have never used one. Buntty September 17, 2011 9:24:16 PM Ok thanks! I'm also gonna have a 40 inch samsung attached to the computer as the monitor would the I3 graphics be enough for the tv? I wouldn't want it all blurry I'd rather have that in hd as well Related resources Best cpu for watching tv - Forum New Build with spare parts - Watching Movies, surfing the net - Forum Which chip and video card is better for watching TV - Forum Gf4 and watching tv - Forum Build for editing photos and watching movies - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sync_nine September 17, 2011 9:27:30 PM For TV? Go for the new AMD APUs They are more cost effective and dont need a GPU because its already in-bulit into the processor and they support directx 11 and are capable of playing most modern day games on medium. For home entertainment they will play everything even at 1080p without a discrete graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... + Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Plus they are cheaper than i3-2100 kajabla September 17, 2011 9:30:27 PM ^This seems right. You'll need a tuner card; do some googling on that. Buntty September 17, 2011 9:52:57 PM awesome ill do that.... thanks for ur help Buntty September 17, 2011 10:03:38 PM so i cant find the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128517 from a local computer store.. closest one they have is http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX28545(ME).aspx (Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H w/ Radeon HD 4250, DualDDR3 1666, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, Hybrid CrossFireX, HDMI) Would the intergrated graphics card on both mobo and cpu be a problem? they also have this bundle there http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-BDL_A83850_F1...(ME).aspx (AMD A8-3850 APU Bundle w/ Asus F1A75-M PRO Motherboard) geekapproved September 17, 2011 10:25:56 PM sync_nine said:For TV? Go for the new AMD APUs They are more cost effective and dont need a GPU because its already in-bulit into the processor and they support directx 11 and are capable of playing most modern day games on medium. For home entertainment they will play everything even at 1080p without a discrete graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... + Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Plus they are cheaper than i3-2100 Cheaper?? Actually it's more expensive than what I recommended. i3-2100+H61 = $185 (Newegg prices) Plus the i3 is only 65w, the A8 is 100w. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum2 wishes: watching internet content and listening to music library ForumBest value Sandy Bridge CPU for HTPC watching +transcoding ( ForumWatching tv hdmi to computer ForumHow is this build for WoW/ watching hulu? Forumbuilding a video editing/ movie watching PC (with oblivion) ForumComputer just for watching youtube videos, ssd or hdd? ForumWatching tv with cable internet hookup only ForumBlue Screen error when computer sits idle or watching tv or movie... ForumWhich of these computers is better? ForumNew pc build Forum[New Build] Help, can't remove CPU fan. ForumAbout to pull the trigger on a new build Forum[Solved] Digital Storm ODE System VS MY Build - Substantial Differences?!? ForumWill this build do the trick? Forum[Solved] New PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !