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I am going to be ordering a few parts for my sig rig to turn it into a PVR (the 160GB HD and the WinTC-PVR-150) Is there anything else you guys recommend me ordering to turn it into a PVR? Maybe a soundcard but i don't want to spend too much
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A TV card isn't a graphics card. What are you using for video decoding?
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Video decoding? Can i use onboard?
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Video decoding? Can i use onboard?
For HD, it may not be powerful enough.
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Well, i have an HDTV but don't get HD service so most of the stuff that i will be watching/recording
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post #7 of 8
That rig you have will work just fine...

If all you will do is watch movies and record live TV it will work fine...

You can get by with less of a card if you like...

You may want to invest is a video card if you get too much going on a video lags during play back...

I use a 6600gt in mine and it runs just fine...I also used a 5200 in another and it worked fine and your board has 6100 so it's pretty decent...

I would say you should use a minimum of 1 gig of ram which you have...

I used the Encore 25.00 (ENLTV-FM) card and it does HD just fine

I used it with a 3600-X2 and the TForce 550 but before that I tried the card in my NF3-250gb/3400 single core and it worked just as well...

I could even run the card and do other stuff like net surfing a ripping a movie and never had a problem with lag and that was with a FX5700ultra vid card...

typing on that rig now...still plenty powerful and I wouldnt hesitate using it as a htpc..
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shweet i just have to get the money and ill have a new PVR/HTPC
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