Query Reg Graphics card/TV Tuner card

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    tiwariG New Member

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    I am planning to buy a PC with the following Config:-

    Intel Celeron 2.2 Ghz
    512 MB DDR Ram
    80 Gb HDD

    I want to buy a TV Tuner card also along with the PC probably Pinnacle PCTV pro-the one without the FM...is that a good card performance wise?? Also DO i need to buy a graphics card also to view TV on my PC. IF yes. which one......???

    Thanx for helping out!!!
     
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    yeah ull need a graphics card
    unless u get a mobo with onboard graphics
    u can go in for the fx 5200 for a lil above 3k
    or a geforce 4 for sub 3k cards
     
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    I guess every motherboard today has an inbuild grapics card...
     
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    Hey thankx a lot.....Can yu suggest me some Mobos with onboard graphics??? their price and the amount of memory they would be having??
     
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    well it depends
    go in for an asus mobo that supports onboard graphics ... ur dealer will be able to tell u which one
    ull get it for ard like 5k ..
    but asus is the best
    infact i suggest u go in for am amd instead of a celeron
    ull get a cost diff of 1 - 1.2k for an amd 2600
     
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    infact give us a budget .... we could help u get a better system ..
    if its ard 35k then look ard .. there are 2-3 posts with ppl who have that budget
     
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    Hmmmm....uhh I am not a geek so don't laugh when I ask that whether AMD CPU would work with ASUS Moboard? :p
     
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    well tiwari amd goes very nice with asus.
    pls check and u will find that there are many threads going on for new builds and u will find most of the configurations and their prices too suiting the budget u have in mind.
     
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    exactly wat mariner said
    ull just have to buy a different asus mobo for amd support thats all
    dun worry there are lots of ppl to help u out
    tho if u would seatch before posting queries it would just be easier .. for both of us ;)
    still do post ur budget
    @nikhil verma .. sorry dude didnt see ur post
    yeah most mobos do have onboard graphics ... but its a problem when u go out there and look for specific features on each mobo :p
    happened to me ... thats y i specified
     
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    Okay okay okay.....my budget is around 25 K..I wud be going for a 17 inch monitor....so its pretty tight....what I am looking is a decent enough card which would make AXN and Discovery viewing-on-my-PC perfect and allows me to play games like MAX Payne and Half Life with Descent quality. :D
     
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    well
    tv tuner card : pinnacle pctv pro is just perfect been using it for 2 years and quite satisfied. the clarity of the cable broadcast depends upon the strength of the signals so if you opt for second connection officially you will get decent picture quality but if you opt for svaing rental of one tv then picture quality may be some what less effective.

    graphics card : the suggestion by raven is good (i have geforce 4 mx 440 card which was the only option that fitted in my budget at that time it plays max pyne, farcry, cod, starwars series games and that satisfies my need for now0

    i would suggest you to go for
    amd processor with asus mobo with onboard geforce 2 or geforce 4 graphics which will satisfy your need if you are casual gamer but if you are hard core gamer you need to up your budget.
     
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