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 Post subject: Full HD Video Playback?
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:36 am 
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Hi everyone here!
I am just about to buy a 630i + 4gb ram + geforce9800gx2 + q6600 + 1tb hdd.

My question is:
Will it play smooth a Full HD Moves (mainly MKV + DTS) and HD Freeview (live) on 37 inch Full HD TV? :roll:

I intend to use it as a Media Center unit for watching HD Movies and HD Freeview TV. No gaming.

Many thanks in advance yo everyone reply! :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Full HD Video Playback?
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:13 pm 
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It should be able to handle that--how much are you looking at paying for it? I ask, seeing as you're about to spend money for what is now old technology...you may be able to get something for cheaper (like a mini-PC) that would be more suited for strictly media watching.

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 Post subject: Re: Full HD Video Playback?
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:25 pm 
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gdonner wrote:
It should be able to handle that--how much are you looking at paying for it? I ask, seeing as you're about to spend money for what is now old technology...you may be able to get something for cheaper (like a mini-PC) that would be more suited for strictly media watching.



I am about to pay £300 for it.
Is that good or ?
I do have Asus EeeBox but Atom CPU is not good for HD Live Streams, neither can handle 1080p movies.


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 Post subject: Re: Full HD Video Playback?
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:06 pm 
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It's not a bad price, but (IMO) anyway, the problem is that you're paying mostly for old, outdated hardware. DDR2 RAM, an old graphics card that has a reputation for kicking the bucket early (more so than other graphics cards), etc. It could do the job, but seeing as you have no plans for using it for gaming or productivity, I would personally rather spend the money on an HTPC (Home Theater PC):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6856119085

...only problem is pricing--I'm shocked at how different U.S. vs. UK prices are! I would just look around at some stores in the UK for what they offer for HTPCs in your price range, and check user reviews before you buy.

Here are some examples of HTPCs that may be available in the UK:

http://www.asrock.com/nettop/index.asp

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 Post subject: Re: Full HD Video Playback?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:12 am 
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gdonner wrote:
It's not a bad price, but (IMO) anyway, the problem is that you're paying mostly for old, outdated hardware. DDR2 RAM, an old graphics card that has a reputation for kicking the bucket early (more so than other graphics cards), etc. It could do the job, but seeing as you have no plans for using it for gaming or productivity, I would personally rather spend the money on an HTPC (Home Theater PC):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6856119085

...only problem is pricing--I'm shocked at how different U.S. vs. UK prices are! I would just look around at some stores in the UK for what they offer for HTPCs in your price range, and check user reviews before you buy.

Here are some examples of HTPCs that may be available in the UK:

http://www.asrock.com/nettop/index.asp


Thanks for the reply and the advice :)
I will check the links for some ideas.
I went for gaming pc in order to use it as a Home Theater PC because most of so called Home Theater PCs are just for xvids and standard resolution media and are not capable of doing Full HD + HD True HD or DTS audio. I must see I have not checked more of them but also I will have it what I am looking for from any Old Gaming PC for less the price. And also with gaming industry moving so fast I can get decent Old Gaming PC for a fraction of what it used to cost and still deliver my needs.

Ones I got it (if I got it) will come back :) may be with more questions.
First time Dell user.All time ASUS user but ASUS ROG too expensive :(

Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: Full HD Video Playback?
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:56 am 
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Don't waste your money, get something newer.

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