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Originally Posted by AlphaDog11790 View Post
so what sound card Duckie?
Unfortunately, not my specialty... I do remember seeing some posts about HTPC sound cards under the audio section. An audiophile would be better suited to help you out on this question.

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Originally Posted by Silven View Post
audigy 7.1 prelude x-fi
A what? Do you mean AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1? It is very unnecessary for a HTPC.
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post #42 of 47
oh sorry yeah lol i did mean auzentech

AlphaDog11790's going for a logitech z5500, you'd need a good sound card to drive that, speaking from experience ~_~
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oh sorry yeah lol i did mean auzentech

AlphaDog11790's going for a logitech z5500, you'd need a good sound card to drive that, speaking from experience ~_~
...This is a HTPC!!!!! X-Fi would never be used. A cheaper card would fulfill her needs fine.
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DuckieHo,

man do you have a lot of rep and posts
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post #45 of 47
list looks fine to me....

that ram is awesome...I have the ddr2-1066 with the same spreaders and they are a sweet color...( I am partial to blue)

as for HSF I like to use the Foxconn/Opteron heatpipe cooler if you can find one...these work very, very well for HTPC and can be had for like 5.00 used (off the forums)

I also would use a Zalman HSF like the 8000series as they work very nice put are pricey.....

you may opt to up the PSU wattage if you go with a 8800 or 9600 series card that does hd decoding on the card....

I wouldnt get a sound card just yet....try the onboard and use 1/8 to RCA cables and patch them over that way...if the onboard sounds good thats all I use and patch 5.1/7.1 over through the onboard...

if not a cheapy Audigy SE works very well and is only 29.00...
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Thread Starter 
what do you guys think of linux on a HTPC?
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I would say run what ever you like and see how it does....

if you know Linux enough to feel comfortable with it...by all means try it...

Personally I stick with XP just because all the other rigs here have it and I have no issues with pulling content back and forth from my server....
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