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computer for a tv

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I just bought a 65" plasma and wanted to hook a computer up to it so I could rip dvds to it and play them back later.   I will have fios dvr and won't want it for that.  I also have google tv and internet on my dvd and tv so I don't really need it for that either.  I was thinking of just using it for video and possibly some mild windows 7 stuff from the couch.  I might hook up speakers so I could use it to play my mp3s or spotify.

My question is about the video card with an hdmi output.  I have an old dell server, but was thinking that it might be eaiser to just buy a small new box.  Should I just get a card in an old box?  They are different prices and I don't know the difference.  Should I get a new computer just for that purpose?  Is there another option?  I definitely want it to be windows though.
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