Best sound card/video card advice for direct connect PC

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by ShamusFu, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. ShamusFu

    ShamusFu Guest

    I am pitching my Media Center Extender. After learing it will not play back
    HDTV or DVDs and there is not solution on the horizon, I am just going to
    connect my PC directly.

    I am pretty informed on video cards, but never really considered anything
    above/beyond standard sound cards.

    Any advice on a good 3D, DVD capable sound card? Preferably with DVD audio
    and its own CPU (for gaming)?


    Also, and advice for video cards appreciated.
    ShamusFu, Jan 4, 2005
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    Roger Guest

    Audigy 2 ZS in mine ok. I had issues with the onboard sound.
    Graphics are fine with NVIDIA 5200 (no fan = no noise and it's certified
    with BDA drivers) Got one with Svideo, DVI and VGA outputs.
    Roger, Jan 4, 2005
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    Jack Carter Guest

    Which onboard sound did you have? I've been told the newer Intel High
    Definition sound built into some motherboards is really good.
    Jack Carter, Jan 4, 2005
  4. ShamusFu

    ShamusFu Guest

    Whatever POS sound chipset came with my DELL Optiplex GX260.

    Nothing 3D or 5.1.
    ShamusFu, Jan 4, 2005
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