I know the 8800GTS is overkill, but I picked it because it has HDMI. I originally was thinking of the 8600GT, which is cheaper, and apparently is very good for SD upscaling, which is what I want, but no HDMI. Is there another way to have HDMI output that I don't know about? For instance, can it come from another component that will combine audio and video?
I'd rather be safe then sorry with the CPU, and I think I can fit the quad-core in if I go with the 8600GT instead of the 8800GTS. Also, the idea of having a quad-core sounds good to me, haha.
Ok, so just so I understand. Purevideo/PurevideoHD is what does alot of the upscaling, the Purevideo Decoder is what will work with VMC to allow for the videos to actually play? I'm assuming its a seamless integration, meaning I don't have to use anything outside of VMC.
As for the audio section, I'm building everything from scratch (moving to my first place), so I can go any route with audio, visual, etc. Just comes down to what I like, and what I can afford. Looking for a medium range system across the board really.
Thanks for all your help. I'm slowly learning how things go together.