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Old 12-27-11, 10:31 AM   #5
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Default Re: Card recommendation?

Originally Posted by Frank616 View Post

I'm looking at a GT-520 silent model as this machine sits in the living room. I think it will even work in this old Dell Optiplex GX-620 which has one pci-e slot in it.
Make sure there's enough room in the case for the card's large cooler. Otherwise, good choice.

Originally Posted by Frank616 View Post
I can expect hassle-free digital audio over HDMI with this card using Kubuntu 11.10?
I have never actually used HDMI audio, but if I check all soundcards, Nvidia HDMI is listed among them, so I assume it works. (I have a GTS450, but that shouldn't make a difference, the same nvidia driver is used)

Originally Posted by Frank616 View Post
I've been out of this for too many years.... What is XBMC and what is it used for? I checked Wikipedia, but I still don't fully understand. Is this some sort of program, or hardware that allows the use of a remote to control the computer?
It's a software multimedia center. So in essence, it's a program.
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