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Old 08-25-08, 10:06 AM   #85
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My X1900GT wouldn't do hardware acceleration, I got this.

$29.99 ASUS EAH3450
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Old 08-25-08, 11:31 AM   #86
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is that card good? CPU usage? does it work with PowerDVD Ultra?
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Old 08-25-08, 11:43 AM   #87
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is that card good? CPU usage? does it work with PowerDVD Ultra?
It should be here Thursday, I will let you know but from the reviews I read its pretty damn good for a HTPC.
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Old 08-25-08, 01:26 PM   #88
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i might grab those 4 items listed above today

case will be here later this week.
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Old 08-26-08, 06:17 AM   #89
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six_storm, where are those pics?

my HTPC is put together, later just need to get BD-Rom

instead of bd-rom yesterday, i grabbed Visiontek Radeon 3460 or 3450 something like that. Has DVI, HDMI outputs.

Vista installed, just need to set it up now.
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Old 08-30-08, 07:25 PM   #90
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is that card good? CPU usage? does it work with PowerDVD Ultra?
OK I finally got it together and a basic config. I am very pleased with the quality and performance with the new $29.99 ASUS 3450 HDMI.

The specs:
ASUS A8N-E
AMD FX-55 no OC
ASUS 3450 HDMI
Corsair DDR 3200 3-3-3-8
Raptor 36GB for the OS
HITACHI Deskstar 400GB
LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM
Hiper 580 watt PSU
SILVERSTONE SST-LC17-B

I played. My camera sux but all the movies looked awesome.


Hellboy-Blu Ray 50% CPU usage tops.

Transformers-HD DVD 60% CPU usage tops.
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Old 08-30-08, 11:57 PM   #91
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that CPU usage is quite high
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Old 08-31-08, 12:26 AM   #92
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For watching high-def content?

Really? I sure would like to see what kinda setup you have where you don't get that kind of usage for high-def videos nekro
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Old 08-31-08, 12:37 AM   #93
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still working on my HTPC

but my quad intel does it at 2-10% CPU usage, average around 4% maybe
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Old 08-31-08, 01:09 AM   #94
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You must have the worlds most amazing processor

My 720p rips play a little better.

Keep in mind I can play many simulataneous rips and there is no inherent slow-down (this screenshot is of my "server" box) but still

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powerdvd ultra gpu accelerated
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Old 08-31-08, 02:29 AM   #96
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Ah, in that case apples and oranges

My gpu is folding so I don't try and overload it. Plus I am using MPC.
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