Extra Computer i dont know what to do with. HTPC?

nofx4021

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Well i got enough parts laying around to make a 2nd PC

ATI X1650 Pro 256mb AGP DVI Out
AMD dual core 4800+ 2.5ghz
160 and 120 GB IDE Hard drives ( extra 40gb too)
CD/DVD Burner
2GB ram DDR 800
4XX W Power supply


I Came here to found what are my possibilities. here are a few ideas that come to mind



HTPC - for my room use i own a 720p 32" TV -

Do Specs meet the requirements for 720p video output?

Mame/Emulator Box -

Ubuntu /Linux/OSX Box-
i found some guides online on how to install OSX on PC hardware don't know how well it runs but looks like something fun to play around with.



 

AKM880

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Yes, that dual core should handle 720p perfectly maybe even 1080p with a faster video card. You'll need a better video card with DVI to HDMI compatible hardware or maybe that X1650 PRO might work.
 

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