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infinityteg Offline
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HI All,

I have an older (few years old now) that i want to build into a cheap HTPC.
It is a eMachines EL1600 with an Atom 230 processor, 1Gb Ram. I have an SSD i can use for the HD rather than the mechanical one in there.

I went out and got a GT210 graphics card for it not realising it only had a PCI slot in it. Its been a while and now cant return the graphics card so am after a replacement.

I plan on using XBMC live or OpenElec on it

I have done a little bit of research on it and still not to sure on choosing hardware. Can anyone tell me if either of these two cards are fine for use.
I guess this machine will fit into group 3. I have a few BD rippped to my server but my receiver wont decode DTS audio. Or am i wasting my time with this PC to start with?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814133364

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PNY-8400GS-8400-...136wt_1185

Thanks in advance for ya help
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thethirdnut Offline
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A more modern suggestion:

http://www.zotacusa.com/geforce-gt-520-z...0-10l.html

Brand-new chipset that they decided to produce in PCI as well.

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XBMC1:
i3-540, GT430, Ubuntu 12.04 min + Frodo
-> HT: 58" plasma, Denon 3808CI, Paradigm Studio 60, CC-590, ADP-470, Seismic 12
XBMC2: Atom330, GT240, Ubuntu 12.04 min + Frodo
-> Main: 50" plasma, Rotel RX-1052, B&W 683
Server: 20TB FreeBSD + ZFS
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infinityteg Offline
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Thanks,

any clues on where to buy that will ship internationally?


cheers
steve
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thethirdnut Offline
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Found this on their parent site.

http://www.zotac.com/index.php?option=co...74&lang=en

Here in North America carried lots of places.

If I helped out pls give me a +

XBMC1:
i3-540, GT430, Ubuntu 12.04 min + Frodo
-> HT: 58" plasma, Denon 3808CI, Paradigm Studio 60, CC-590, ADP-470, Seismic 12
XBMC2: Atom330, GT240, Ubuntu 12.04 min + Frodo
-> Main: 50" plasma, Rotel RX-1052, B&W 683
Server: 20TB FreeBSD + ZFS
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