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Old 02-24-2011, 01:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Should I buy a graphics card?

Ok so I've built my first computer(yay!). specs are
case:Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX/Micro-ATX, USB, Audio, 120mm Blue LED Fan, Black at TigerDirect.com
mobo:Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H Motherboard - Socket AM3, AMD 880G, MicroATX, USB, HDMI, DVI, PCIe, RAID at TigerDirect.com
cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition AM3 CPU HDZ965FBGMBOX - 3.40GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Processor with Fan at TigerDirect.com
ram:PNY Optima MD4096SD3-1333 Desktop Memory Module - 4GB, PC3-10666, DDR3 1333MHz at TigerDirect.com
psu:Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration at TigerDirect.com
os:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD at TigerDirect.com
odd:LG WH10LS30 Super Multi Blu-ray Rewriter - BD-R 10X, BD-R DL 8X, BD-RE 2X, DVD+R/-R 16X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 24X, BD-ROM 10X, DVD-ROM 16X, CD-ROM 48X, SATA at TigerDirect.com
hd:Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 RPM, 32MB, SATA-300 at TigerDirect.com
I want to know if i should buy a gpu to play blurays and bluray files. HDMI to TV setup.Not much gaming going on yet but maybe once I have time. Budget is maybe $150 USD. Do i need a separate gpu? and any tweaking for the bios or advice on setup of this rig would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Default Re: Should I buy a graphics card?

You should be fine playing blu-ray, without a separate gpu. Get a dedicated card if you run into problems or play games which require more power.
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Think your setup is good, for media running you should be good.
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The board has hdmi so you're fine.
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ok so i cant get it to play on the tv? i can see it start up and it gets to the "windows is starting" screen then tv goes blue with no signal.philips model 47pfl6704d/f7. I can actually see the desktop if i start the comp in safe mode. I'm missing somethin stupid. plz help
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Can be resolution related... set your laptop to the tv res.
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