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My little project part 2- the media pc

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Chronictank, 28 May 2006.

  1. Chronictank

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2006

    Posts: 2,548

    Ok i finished overclocking my duron 750 and have it running at 950Mhz

    I have upgraded the ram to 768Mb (much as it goes, and loostened the timings a bit as some of it was slower stuff :)

    Specs for those that are interested:
    Processor: Duron 750 - running at 950Mhz
    CPU Heatsink: Modded Zalman AeroFlower
    RAM: Assorted bits of SD ram :p out of various older pc's so no point naming them all PC100 being the slowest so all the settings are based on that
    Motherboard: Abit KT7A
    Gfx Card: Gainward Geforce 4 MX 440 128mb
    Soundcard: Soundblaster live 1024

    So onwards and upwards as they say ^^
    I want to now make this into a media pc to plug up to the TV.
    But heres the catch, i want to do the following things:
    -Record Programs from the TV to the PC
    -Record Programs on the VCR
    -Run movies from other pc's on the network

    I have done a bit of research and it turns out i need a TV Tuner to recieve the signal on the pc, and i need a gfx card to output that signal to the TV.
    So can recommend a resonable priced tv tuner card that doesnt require a particularly powerful pc, if possible be HD TV compatible too

    Thanks in advance