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heinola

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Dell GX270 as media director?
« on: May 24, 2009, 02:56:55 pm »
  It seems that this might work as a a ok media director
when a good agp nvidia card is installed.  They are slim,
gig of ram, dvd, onboard nic and dark in color
( like most a/v equipment these days )

  I was wondering if any had these running for this purpose?

  You can pick them up for around $100.00 US  and for $30.00 -
$40.00 more add in a good graphics card

  Even that they a prone to psu failure from time to time  lol

  Let me know if any had success with these..


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heinola (aka) Jacob Mcgrath

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Re: Dell GX270 as media director?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 03:02:47 pm »
as well as the other GX models  GX260 ect 

sry ;)

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Re: Dell GX270 as media director?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 09:19:52 pm »
Some people are saying that the on-board graphics card doesn't work with Ubuntu (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1157307).  Looks like you will have to add the graphics card you talked about.  looks good after that, especially when they are going for $89.99.  http://www.electrocomputerwarehouse.com/shopexd.asp?id=364.  not sure how loud the PSU is?  the gigabit ethernet is nice

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Re: Dell GX270 as media director?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 04:27:47 am »
Even for the price after a decent nvidia GPU  the cost is low