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TV Tuner and Graphics card combos

Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:16 pm

Ok, not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this, but here it goes. My wife has agreed to let me build a completely new system next month and I have a quick question. I would like to use MCE 2005 and am looking into getting a nVidia 6600 GT as my video card. Do I need to use a nVidia TV tuner as well, or can I use an ATI TV tuner. My biggest concern is if there are going to be driver conflicts from the two different manufacturers. Thank you for any advice anybody can give me.

Edit: quick Clarification: Here is a list of everything I am considering:

Antec Performance I P160 Silver 1.2mm anodized aluminum ATX Mid Tower Case with Swiveling Front Control Panel features LED Display - Retail Model #: P160

GIGABYTE GA-K8NU-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: GA-K8N Ultra-SLI

GIGABYTE GV-NX66T128D Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Model #: GV-NX66T128D

Antec NeoPower ATX 480W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: NeoPower

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4400CDBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA4400CDBOX

2x CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS512MB400 - Retail
Model #: VS512MB400

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: WD740GD

HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 0A31636 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA II Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: 0A31636

SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM
Model #: DDU1615/B2s

NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM
Model #: ND-3540A Black

Update Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 - OEM
Model #: M93-00091

This computer will be used for gaming, word processing, email and web, picture and movie editing, and other misc jobs. The reason for the dual core is I tend to do plenty of picture scanning/editing at the same time I am trying to do other things, and I am tired of waiting for the scan to complete. My budget is $1500 from the wife plus whatever I can sneak by from my own, so around 1800-2000 total.
Last edited by apkellogg on Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:19 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:01 pm

it might be worth looking at one of the ATI all in wonder cards you can get a good deal on them alot of the time . personally i wouldnt want to run two different brands of cards just because of the chance of having a conflict . here is a ATI X800XT All IN Wonder ... 492&depa=0 . its 333 dollars so its probably going to be less money than two seperate cards would be .
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Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:38 pm

that card won't work it's an agp card and he is getting a pci-e motherboard
i suggest ... 6815100007
or for HDTV ... 6815100134
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Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:54 pm

The Hauppage cards and NVIDIA cards get along very well together. The MCE 2005 will work just fine with your 6600GT.
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