I'm looking at trying to set up a old computer up as a Home theater PC. The hardware i have currently is a Asus A7v600 mobo, athon xp 2000+ CPU, with 2 gb ddr3 ram. It's all IDE control with PCI for GPU. Currently it's doesn't do video well (if at all). Is it possible to spend some money on a GPU that will make the CPU perform well enough to run video in a HTPC applicaiton? It's running XP now but i'd probably wipe it and reinstall the XP before deploying it.
Is this something that will work or should i just scrap the idea of using this PC for anything? I use it as my everyday pc now but i don't do a lot of stuff i wish i could like video editing, etc.