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Old 08-20-10, 01:09 PM   #6
frenchy2k1
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Default Re: Best way to make my HTPC new game ready

no need for a new build, just change the proc to a X3 or X4. There is little to gain from a newer motherboard/memory.

Limitations for games will be graphic card. What do you plan to play on it? What is your budget? What will fit in your case? How big of a PSU can you fit?

You'll have to accept that you will most probably NOT fit a top of the line GPU in your HTPC. This is not a good fit there... Then again, a 4850 used to play most of last gen games at 1080p for me, so a 5770 may be enough. Check which games you want to play and at what details.

Do you really want a space heater under your TV?
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