xfx/evga nforce mobos overkill for htpc?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by BoostedBoogie, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813141014
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813141012
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188023

    i've built computers before but this will be my first time building a htpc. i know it's mostly just getting the noise level down and such, so i don't think this would be an issue, but do those mobos seem a bit overkill for just something to watch tv and movies on?

    i will be mating them with an ati 9800 all in wonder pro card. case size doesn't matter since i'll be throwing this in a mid-tower or maybe micro if it'll fit all of my peripherals.
     
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    those mobos are actually ideal for htpcs
    overkill would be those high-end gaming mobos with SLI/xFire, upgraded heatpipes, etc.
     
  3. hmm good point...i guess i can't go wrong with the price either. was doing some research and a lot of people have actually used the 610i (xfx) for their htpc setups.
     
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    its because of the onboard video
    they are enough for tv and movies
    a separate graphics card is just added noise and heat
     

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