All the video decoding should be handled by the GPU as long as it can be hardware accelerated through a program like PowerDVD or something along those lines. If your using a program that doesn't allow for hardware acceleration to play your files then that is where you will see the CPU strain.
I have a couple old parts laying around and since I recently purchased my first HDTV I'm looking to dive into an HTPC to play all my Blu-Ray movies and regular DVDs as well as music and pictures and everything that goes along with an HTPC. I will eventually be getting a tuner card as well to...
So the only thing I am lacking is the tuner card, the software and a bigger hard drive?
EDIT: Seems like the HD-PVR is a little on the expensive side at $250 for the box. What is the next best solution or am I stuck not being able to record HD channels onto my HTPC hard drive?
I've had an old computer laying around for about a year now and have no really big use for it so I decided that I would jump into HTPC's and convert my old computer into one. I'm not exactly sure what other components that I will need so I'm here for inputs on everything I will...
i recently built a new computer and decided to use my monitor from my old pc which is the acer al2223w along with me new 8800gts card. on my old computer the screen looked prefect but with the new 800gts websites on the net tend to be blurry and alot of the icons on my desktop the names of them...
recently got my new computer put together but when i go to power it on, it doesnt post. everything else powers up just fine, the fans work and spin, the hdd spins, the cd-rom powers up and opens and closes but i get no post on my screen. ive tried to reseat my heatsink and that didnt help...
sounds like a plan, ill stick with the evga one then.
edit: the T1 version is the 2 year warrenty correct? this is the one from newegg:
EVGA 122-CK-NF66-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
so would it be better to order the:
EVGA 122-CK-NF66-A1 nForce 650i Ultra...
ya im not really big into the rebates so if i get around to it ill pick up the crucial but not to sure right now lol. ya ima gona pick up the PSU from another place besides newegg since its the most expensive there.
alrite sounds like a plan, this is what my new build consists of just wanna double check before i order to make sure it all looks good:
Antec Performance One P180
EVGA 122-CK-NF66-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra ATX Intel...
alrite i went through all the articles you posted and it definatley seems like the C2Ds are the way to go now. the only thing that im concerned about is that ive never been a huge overclocker, but with the potential of these processors i would like to step in to it, but what would yall...
wasnt really planning on overclocking at all so i was gona go with the AMD but i heard right now C2D is really the way to go now and that AMD is slipping alot. so i was going to see what people said as to how good the C2D's are.
what would be the best upgrade/deal at the time right now:
- ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA5200CSBOX
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M shared L2...
ya for the case i think im going to try with the antec p180, as far as the mobo i really like the asus one but i dont wanna be stuck in a hole so ill go back through and take a look at the recommended ones and see what i can come up with.
alrite sounds good! glad to hear an answer like that lol. im also looking to upgrade to possibly a newer case as right now im using an old chenming 602, but i love the case becuase its so big and so much room inside, but ive heard great thing about the antec p180.
you think its worth the hassle to just go ahead and upgrade to the sli version even though i wont be using sli?
also on a side not, my monitor is currently a 19" benq lcd running at 1280*1024 so im wondering exactly how much of the videocard will i be "wasting" as i have read that i wont even...
took a look at the corsair psu that u recommended and it looks pretty good with alot of positive reviews so im going to switch it out for the enermax, even though i love enermax and have never had a problem with them! as far as the sound card goes ill more then likely end up doing what you...
not really planning on overclocking any with this build but as far as the ram i was told that the set i had picked out would work the best with AMD because of the tighter timings on it as opposed to the other g.skill ram. the only reason i picked that soundcard up was becuase ive been using...
my systems current specs are as follows:
Asus a8n-sli deluxe mobo
amd 64 3200+ venice
1gb ocz platinum
bfg 6800 gt
460w enermax psu
seagate 320gb sata hdd
im looking to upgrade for the summer and put together something that seems pretty decent to me that will last me...