Less expensive HD Playback PC

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HMC PC Playback Discussion (private)' started by Tom Robertson, May 2, 2008.

  1. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Officedepot has a sale on an ACER computer with Vista Home Premium, 2gb, 320gb, Gig ethernet, yada, yada for $350 (after mail-in rebate). I think the sale ends tomorrow (but has shown up a couple times now.)

    Right out of the box, the HD playback is a bit jerky at full screen, not bad at 1024x768-ish size.

    I'm planning on adding an Nvdia 8800GT, a bigger power supply, and probably more ram.
    Compusa has EVGA Nvidia 8800GT for $160 (after rebate)
    4GB of ram for $50 (after rebate)
    700W powersupply for $80
    And I might add Blu-ray player for $200 (or just wait.)

    The advisor is very happy with the CPU and the RAM, doesn't know about the video card (which I always had planned upon replacing.)

    Happy shopping :)
  2. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Very nice Tom!

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