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    Need recommendation for GPU on this new system

    I just purchased this PC http://www.gateway.com/systems/produ...80.php#prodBar ($420.) and need to update gpu to set up my first mythbuntu masterbackend (leaving DTV!). Need recommendation for NVIDIA VDPAU GPU? I know I may need to update PSU, planning HD homerun (OTA) & 1212 (cable box) so multiple hd in and out. It seems as the "myth" hardware threads and wikis are out of date for newly released drivers, myth, and mythbuntu. THANKS!

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    Re: Need recommendation for GPU on this new system

    TigerDirect had some vendors nVidia GT210 cards going for around $20 after rebates. Should be more than enough for you, as it supports CUDA, VDPAU, and sound-out through the HDMI port.

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    Re: Need recommendation for GPU on this new system

    Yep, stick to nvidia, the best that your budget affords you.
    The finding of unity in variety is really what we call knowledge..... Vivekananda.

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    Re: Need recommendation for GPU on this new system

    Hi,

    If you box is a backend only, you don't need a good graphic card, just disk space

    Otherwise pick up a cheap NVidia card, maybe a 210 or a second hand 9400gt.

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    Ian Dobson
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    Re: Need recommendation for GPU on this new system

    Bought this fanless GT240: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500138

    Here is my new Mythbox hardware (can't wait to get started):

    Gateway DX4831-01e
    ZOTAC ZT-20404-20L GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    SiliconDust HD HomeRun dual tuner for OTA
    Hauppauge 1212 for comcast box
    Adesso ARC-1100 Vista Infrared Remote Control


    Everything looks to be well supported except the remote may be some work.

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