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Old 05-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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Ok so im torn....My current set up is the

N-alvorix -RS880-micro ATX that came with my HP p6654y. It does not have HDMI. I need HDMI because the new 6300 series Samsung LED does not have a 3.5mm audio input. SO..... do I upgrade to the GA-78LMT-USB3 by Gigabyte? Or do I upgrade to a PCI card that has HDMI. THe costs are about the same so I just need to make a decision one way or another.. THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!
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Vid card. You need a small card to fit on the board and in the case. Also you need to figure the added power demands and upgrade your power supply accordingly.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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I appreciate your input. I need to upgrade the PSU regardless. I am adding in two HDD (and another SSD LATER) I was wondering what you thought my usb 3.0 needs would be in the near future. The HDMI out on the new MB maxes out at 1920 x 1200. But the big plus is the 2 usb 3.0 and additional sata ports.
The video card however gives me 2560 x 1600. I feel like if I go with a PCI card I will get great video and then its expandable to a MB upgrade later on. I dont know I am just stuck in the gray area of my build.
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If you made your own build then it would be better then your current PC and its very cheap and could achieve all everything you are looking for:
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If you made your own build then it would be better then your current PC and its very cheap and could achieve all everything you are looking for:
Ya thats what Im doing. I am just at the final stages of purchasing all the gear and Im stuck in between re using my MB and adding on a GPU or Replacing the MB with one that has HDMI and not purchasing a GPU. Its just about wether or not i'll truly use the GPU. I am only using it for an HTPC.
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I would get a new mobo and gpu if you can afford it.
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I would get a new mobo and gpu if you can afford it.
oh trust me I would like to. But if I decide to go with a GPU i would get a port heavy MB that has no onboard video. Any ideas about GPU failure rates??
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Any ideas about GPU failure rates??
It can depend on how it's being used, Certain brands like EVGA and Nvidia can last a while.
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