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Old 10-14-09, 08:39 PM   #4
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Default Re: Suggestions for building HTPC & HDTV for friend

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 View Post
as far as ati vs nvidia is concerned, you probably will do onboard video which is fine.

ati boards with chipset 760-790 only do stereo PCM over HDMI
ati boards with chipset 785 will do either 5.1 or 7.1 PCM over HDMI
nvidia cards with 8200 (amd) or 9300/9400 (intel) will do 7.1 PCM over HDMI

so that is important, i made a mitake of going with 780 board for my HTPC, was considering replacing it for 785 board

as far as AM2+ and AM3 are concerned AM2 is DDR2 and AM3 is DDR3.

most AM2+ are foreward compatible with AM3 chips, but some AMD3 boards are not backwards compatible with AM2+ chips.
Why not just get a 4670 1GB for $64.00 and be done not to mention getting system memory back.

OR a 4670 1GB for $39.99!!!!Expires 10/25/09
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