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Old 10-14-09, 01:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: Suggestions for building HTPC & HDTV for friend

Hi nekrosoft, thanks for answering. As far as onboard video, the PC should have the ability to play games well. It doesn't have to be bleeding edge (SLI, CrossFire, HD 58xx etc.), but I want to put in at least a 4850 in there. It should have the ability to play say Mass Effect or Assasin's Creed at 1080p ideally. I know that the ATI cards (48xx) have DVI-HDMI adapter that comes in the box and supposedly I can do 5.1 audio over that.
1. Q6600 @ 3.2, ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo, Powercolor HD 4890 CrossFire, 4GB Mushkin DDR2-1066, 3x 24" LCD, Matrox TripleHead2Go, Audigy 2 ZS

2. Q9550 @ 3.7, ASUS P5K, Galaxy 8800GT G92, 2GB Mushkin DDR2-1066, Samsung 710N + Samsung 205BW, Audigy 2 + SB Live! 5.1 (hooked up together, really), dad's comp

3. XP-M 2500+ @ 205x11.5, Gigabyte nForce2-400, GeForce4 Ti4200, 2x512MB OCZ DDR-400 "Premier", oldie
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