Minimum PC requirements for watching HD videos?

Some advice needed please, does the pc have to be dual core or meet a minimum standard of graphics card like 512mb for example? Ideally id like to just get a single core and a board with onboard graphics as I dont want to play games or anyhting and have very little moeny (less than £40) to purhcase them used on ebay. I had to sell my cutsom bulit pc recnetly to pay detbs, it was a phenomii x4 with 8gb ram and a gtx460 :( so im having to downgrade a bit. I have a case, hard drive and dvd drive, but need a motherboard and cpu that can handle HD videos on my 40" tv.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Posted by delia 03/02/2012 at 21:23 Hs.


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You need a duel core system minimum.. Athlon II X2 or better. Any of the higher end 4 series ATI cards can play HD fine. If you can save up a little more money, consider buying an AMD APU chip. They are fairly priced, and the on borad grahpics on them can eaisly play 1008p viedo.. Kill 2 bidrs with 1 stone.

Single core chips can play 1080p theoretically but be careful, because just background software from your operating system will be enough to slow your movie down.

Posted by cora 04/02/2012 at 00:10 Hs.

you dont need much at all to watch HD movies really!
a ATOM/AMD Fusion is enuogh for HD 1080p videos! ushally they come read on with a motherboard, all you need is a ram stick or two and a case (ushally caess in that size as its mATX mothebroards come with a poweruspply whcih is enough for that, ofc depneds on what one you get)

for exapmle http://www.neewgg.com/Proudct/Product.as…
to give you an idea of what you need for that kind of movies, not much that is!
as long as you use a program that supports hardware acceleration so a old computer with a mby a core 2 duo, and a cheap graphic card or such and it would work just fine

Posted by nolan 04/02/2012 at 00:14 Hs.

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