Originally Posted by umakemebetter
He wants something HD compatible.
He wants to record in 1080i and all.
My last question is: how dependent on GPU is Video recording? Not much, right?
Because we dont wanna spend much money on a GPU. It's my dad - therefore no gaming.
I was thinking an HDCP-compliant 8500GT (something good enough to run Aero and Media Center, thats it), is that alright?
and the case i picked comes with a 300Watt power supply. Is that enough? Here are the peripherals that will be connected to it:
* Gigabyte G31 microatx mobo
* 4GB (2x2GB) ddr2-800
* hauppauge HVR-1600
* 250GB seagate SATA-II drive
* 18x DVD+/-RW drive
* DIAMOND XtremeSound 7.1-channel soundcard (just something with 24-bit, 96KHz, and Dolby audio support)
* in the future, a BD-RW (i'm listing this cuz i dont want the supply dying after i put that in)
300 should be about enough, right?