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tommatthews

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Dell Optiplex GX520
« on: January 16, 2011, 12:34:54 am »
I am brand new to LinuxMCE and pretty new to linux - though I love it.  My goal is to build a perfect (as much as I can afford anyway) media center box.  I would like to use a PC that I have laying around, start buying the right components, get the system up and running then buy the right server as I have more funds. 

I have a Dell Optiplex GX 520.  Processor is: Processor,80551,Pentium D Smithfield For Desktops,820 2.8,BO,Server.  To start, I want to watch DVD's, Direct TV, listen to music (itunes) and record TV shows.  Will this work or do I have to toss the Dell and start from scratch?

Thanks for your help.  Tom

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Re: Dell Optiplex GX520
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 10:40:21 am »
Hi i also use DELL as my Core/MD they work relay good.

If this should me also hybrid You should invest in new video card and second NIC.

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DELL OptiFlex 755/DC/4GB/1TB/8400GS/2NIC
MD:HPTablet1100
MD2: ASROCK ION330

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Re: Dell Optiplex GX520
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 04:25:46 pm »
Thanks for the info.  What video card do you have?  What sound card do you have?

Thank,  Tom

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Re: Dell Optiplex GX520
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 04:38:07 pm »
Hi,


Video card NVidia 8400GS low profile,

Sound is Asus Xonar also low profile.

Regards,
DELL OptiFlex 755/DC/4GB/1TB/8400GS/2NIC
MD:HPTablet1100
MD2: ASROCK ION330