Wanted to say hello to everyone, and compliment this forum, alot of good info.
I just need some advice on MB and CPU, there seems to be so many differant opinions out there, can someone limit it down for me and my requirments??Thanks ahead of time.
I will be using the HTPC for ......
1. Surfing the net
2. playing downloaded movies from the HDD to my 1080p Sharp Aqous LCD
Those are my main uses. My parts list so far.....
Memory------ Kingston 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2 Memory 240-pin DIMMs
HDD---------- Seagate 300GB Serial ATA/300 16MB Buffer
Power--------Coolermaster RS-430-PMSR/P eXtreme Power 430W
Video card----EVGA e-GeForce 8500 GT 256MB PCI Express Video Card w/DVI
I know I need a Dual core but would this be a good choice?
I also need some motherboard advice. A lot of these can be overclocked effiecently from what I have been reading too. For the MB I was thinking of getting one that supports 5.1 surround and has optical out to run to my reciever.
Let me know what you guys think, This is the only section that I dont completely understand yet. Thanks Fern