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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:47 PM
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:30 AM
Morning DJB, I have an EVGA nVidia 8600 GTS on an MSI K9 Neo V3 mainboard, AMD 5600+ CPU. what kind of Blu-Ray performance can I expect on a Samsung LT32 HDTV ? Alan 2 gigs of 800Mhz ram.
You're going to have to use DDR3 RAM regardless of what we think since that's all the i7's run on. If you want to save heaps of cash with a slight degradation in performance, you can get the Phenom II 940 3.0GHz or even a high-end Core 2. They aren't as fast as an i7, but you don't have to invest in an expensive motherboard and RAM. BTW, you can save some cash if you get OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) memory. As for the video card, the GTX 260 is a fine card, I have the original 8800 GTS 640MB and haven't had any compatibility issues. The 260 requires a power supply of 500W so you should be fine unless you choose to SLI. Check to see if the computer case you wish to use is a mid tower or a full ATX case. Most of the larger cards will not fit into a mid tower case due to depth issues. Remember, you need a 64-bit operating system if you have 4GB or more of RAM.
Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:21 PM
Posted 14 March 2009 - 06:37 AM
Thanks DJB, I plan to buy the drive soon, the prices are going down finally. I am moving to Seadrift,Tx and netflix are essential in a bay front 1 seahorse town,Alan
It should work fine, for Blu-Ray you should have a dual core processor, AMD 3800+ or a Core Duo CPU or higher. You should also have a video card, preferably PCIexpress, with at least 256MB of memory on the card. 1GB of RAM. HDCP compliant video card and monitor with HDMI or composite inputs for the best image. You also need the drive itself and software to play the discs.
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