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Marketplace / Re: Dual Core vs Quad?
« on: April 16, 2009, 06:39:02 am »
Thank you for the guidance!

I do have 1 other query that I cant seem to locate. I know that LMCE has the built in firewall but is there any way I can ignore this and continue to use the current firewall I have in place? I have a smoothwall box in place and was wondering if there is a way to keep it in line as it does port forwarding to a few different machines or if the LMCE replaces the functionality of that box all together... How easy is it to use the LMCE firewall?

I notice you said 2gb is fine, but i had specced 4gb (i've worked out I believe the extra might not get utilised, but its cheap).
I was looking at the Nvidia 250 GTS but also have at home an 8800gts that i can switch it with if you think the 8800gts would be more compatible?

The sound card I have is auzentech x-plosion 7.1 cinema. I hear there is basic linux support for this card but I am currently digging through the wiki to see if it's ok or not (Found creative references but not much else on the wiki). My next step is forum searching so hopefully I can find something about it otherwise, i'll be asking you guys for help with this one! *Think I found someone use that same card so I should be safe.

Thank you for the tip on the HDHomeRun DVB-T card. I'll keep reading to see if any other dvb-t cards will be suitable and compare them. I'm after pci-e dvb-t card as i've run out of pci slots.  :) I hear there is USB ones like "DigitalNow TinyTwin Dual Digital USB Tuner" but i'll keep forum searching to see if it's any good or if its better to get a pci-e one.

Thanks again for the input/help. Appreciated.

Marketplace / Dual Core vs Quad?
« on: April 16, 2009, 04:27:45 am »
Hi guys, I'm looking at buying hardware at the moment and was wondering if LInuxMCE benefits from a quad core or not really?
Dual Core's seem cheap cheap, and the next cheapest quad core is a little jump in price. I don't mind spending the little extra knowing that it will benefit from it in any way.

My other item i'm stuck on is the tuner card. In Aus we use the dvb-t signal but want something that is good and wont skip etc.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys.

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