HTPC advice

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows' started by sup3rc0w, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. sup3rc0w

    sup3rc0w
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    First off, I'd like to say HI :hiya: , first post on these forums, been reading many a thread here for a while but now decided I need to post.

    I need some advice on a HTPC project I got going, and cannot decide what to do.
    (need to note that I am on a budget)

    I got a good deal on the following system
    Shuttle XPC SK21G
    AMD64 3200
    1.5 GB of PC3200 RAM
    250 GB HDD
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music
    Asus 6800GT
    Windows media centre edition.

    NOW

    I would love to get a freeview card, that preferably has HD support and all those bells n whistles, BUT I would like to use my Logitech Z-5500's for the sound (i know seperates is the way to go, but as stated, im on a budget)

    My question is, will onboard sound suffice, and I get a PCI TV tuner card, or is there an AGP alternative TV tuner card that can replace my GFX card in stead.

    Much appreciated.

    (can only check on your replies tomorrow morning, stupid ISP woes:( )
     
  2. sup3rc0w

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    No one :(
     
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    i would get a cheap soundcard (£30ish) it wil sound miles better than onboard sound!

    i have not heard of AGP tv cards,if you want it better than PCI go with PCI express
     

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