This is a media preview only, full scans will be up in about 1-1.5 hrs.
Obviously Im pretty late, I had to work late. If you missed last week, I have changed how I am doing the scans. Once I get the bugs worked out and the routine down, it should make things quicker. Also, as the media scans are now separate scans, I can start doing an early media preview every week (earlier than I would be able to post full scans) with very little extra effort.
I’m open to votes how to do the media preview, with a separate post, or in the same post as the full scans (like I am doing this week and last week, I’ll post the preview and then ad a reply when full scans are up).
anyway, here is the media, full scans in about an hour.
Also, if it has dvi outputs, does that mean that it would work fine with an hdtv for playing hdtv content (with adapter cable if necessary), its going in an htpc? I dont have a high def tv yet but that card looks like it would do the job for a few years so it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead.
Also, I just noticed something on that video card. The item number and the one on best buys site, as well as the one pictured seems to be an ati built card, but in the ad it says visiontek?
ripit the x1650 you listed has 512MB DDR2 memory …thats a gimic (ddr2 is much slower/cheaper than ddr3). any of the geforce 7xxx or 86/88xx series would be a much better choice.
I have a 7300GT with 128 ddr3 that is excellent for HTPC and dirt cheap.
theirs sales pretty regularly for 8600GT for under $100 don’t rush into a VC shop around.
Opps, I didn’t notice that one was agp and one was pci-e. Mine is pci-e. I already have a few decent (not top end but good enough) agp cards. Unfortunately, I have to use that particular abit motherboard (not one of my agp motherboards) because it has 3 pata channels, and 4 sata channels, plus some pretty powerful raid abilities for speed. I already have 7 hard drives in it (about 1.2 terabytes total) and they are about full so I’m going to have to add another. Its currently running a pci (not pci-e) 9250 so there is lots of room for improvement.