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Brian Humpres

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I just got the urge to build a computer just used to output MP3's to my receiver.
Lian-Li PC-31 case
Enermax 350W Power Supply
Asus CUSL2-C Black Pearl
Matrox G450 Dual Head
512MB Micron Memory
IBM 75GXP 60GB
Intel Pentium III 1000MHz
Pioneer Slot Load DVD
Sony TA-E9000ES
I would like a decent sound card to output a digital signal to my proseccor. Any idea?
Who's got the juice when it comes to clean audio?
 

Camp

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I use a Hercules GameTheater XP on my MP3 server. It has more inputs and outputs than the current Soundblasters.
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Steven K

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Dayum! I have an MP3-only machine, but its an AMD K6-2 450 and it runs just fine for MP3 playback. Don't waste all that money for a machine that you wont be able to take advantage of.
 

Brian Humpres

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I really haven't wasted any money yet.
The pieces that kind of set me back were the case and Hard drive. Hard drive was $170 on ebay with MP3's already on it.
Case cost about $160.
 

Ken Chan

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I've certainly done the reverse: "Hmm, I have this extra RAM. All I need to buy to get a whole computer is...."
As for the blurry TV output, are you using 640x480 on the TV output for the DualHead? You're not going to get more than 480 lines for computer output on a conventional TV -- anything more would have to be down-converted.
//Ken
 

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