Advice on Vid & Sound Cards

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JeffTodd, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. JeffTodd

    JeffTodd Stunt Coordinator

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    I am looking for advice on an inexpensive solution to my problem:

    I have a server that is modestly set up with a 266 PII and 228 Mb RAM running 2K Adv Server. This PC currently acts as a MP3 file server and a web server. I want to be able to run the audio to my cheap AIWA receiver( AV-X200). I also want to control the PC from my couch using a wireless keyboard/mouse combo so I will need an inexpensive vid card (AGP or PCI). I have a DVD player so the PC will only be doing music output and video to the TV duties. I might want to surf the net from the couch occasionally and I might sneak a game of counter-strike in as well.

    But the main thing is the price:quality. The fiancee(soon to be wife) is on a tear for paying off credit cards and stuff so any toys that I get have to be had on the cheap. And I haven't bought any toys recently and am in need of something to tinker with.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  2. JeffTodd

    JeffTodd Stunt Coordinator

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    Bump, any suggestions at all?
     
  3. Matt DeVillier

    Matt DeVillier Supporting Actor

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    Jeff,

    go with an ATI Radeon LE (~$50) and a C-Media 8738-based sound card w/digital out(
     

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