What is the best video card for this set-up?

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  1. Chris Clarno

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    I am running an HP Pavillion PIII 800MHz currently running with 128MB But I'll soon bump that up to 256 or maybe even 512. I have a 30 GB drive installed and plan to ad an 80GB external firewire drive later. I've got a DVD drive and a good sound card. I am satisfied with DVD performance thus far but I would like to add a TV tuner to use in conjunction with a DishNetwork receiver. I'd also like PVR functionality. I have seen the Raedeon "All-In-Wonder" cards (7500 + 8500) and they look good. (8500 may be overkill for me since I'm not a gamer). I've also seen a card from Xtacy called the "Everything 5564" at Fry's. I'm looking to spend about $200 (+/-) Can anyone recomend a good card and perhaps a few on-line resources? Thanks for your help.

    Regards~ Christian

    P.S. I'm also looking for a good 5.1 speaker set-up. I'm currently looking at Polk Audio's AM-R130, any thoughts?
     
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    I would go with the ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 7500. It has the exact same features of the 8500dv only with a less powerfull GPU. You can get it here for $175.
    As far as a speaker system, if 4.1 will do ckeck out the Logitech Z560.
     
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    THanks for the reply! That's one of the cards that I've been thinking about and that price seems very reasonable. Anyone else have suggestions before I make the purchase?
     

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