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Hi


I am a newbie. Shopping on Dell with Intel's Home PC. The choices I am not sure of are


1. Video Card. Choices are

a. 64MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce4 MXâ„¢ Graphics Card with TV-Out and DVI


b. New 128MB DDR GeForce FX 5200 Graphics Card with TV-Out and DVI [add $15]


c. 64MB DDR ATI All-in-Wonder® 9000 Pro(w/TV/DVD/Video Functionality) [add $76]


d. New 128MB DDR ATI RADEONâ„¢ 9800 Graphics Card with TV-Out and DVI [add $124]



I choose, the ATI AIW as a first choice since it has TV tuner, not sure if two display or the rotational capabilities of the 128 GeForce or 9800 is better.


2. Sound Card.


a, SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 Digital Sound Card with Dolby Digital 5.1 capability [add $19]


b. Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card with Dolby Digital 5.1 capability [add $76]


My use for this PC will be first for audio playback, (would be greaat if I could do SACD but none does so far) and then for DVD/HDTV, right now I have a std TV so need to upgrade that also. I am not choosing a monitor as think can use my TV when I buy it as a monitor.


Suggestions.


Thanks, I have read the faq's and other messages also.


Shri
 

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I dont have cable and want to use the HTPC mainly for music, DVD playback and HDTV of the basic stations.


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