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gumis

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PCI card for UI2 ... possible?
« on: July 01, 2009, 08:34:32 pm »
Yesterday when I was clearing my cupboard (I keep tons of IT junk in it) I found almost brand new and unused Dell Optiplex gx520 and I though that I could use it as my Media Directory, but... it doesn't have any sensible slots to connect good graphic card. It has only one PCI slot!!

Hence my question... do you know if any PCI cards (I would like to stick with nvidia) would run UI2 smoothly? I was thinking on getting GF 5200fx but it has to be low profile as well!

Nice PC but crap slots inside! What a bummer!
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hdd: 1x160GB SATA and 2x500GB SATA
gfx: MSI GF9400GT,VGA/DVI/HDMI,512MB RAM
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Re: PCI card for UI2 ... possible?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 09:14:40 pm »
Yes, I run 3 MD's on UI2 with a PCI card.

gumis

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Re: PCI card for UI2 ... possible?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 09:28:36 pm »
Krys, any of them in Alpha Blending?

I just found this: http://www.sparkle.com.tw. It looks promising...

Low profile in gx520 is a limitation for me.

What cards do you use? fx5200/5500/6200 ?
[core/hybrid]
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mobo: Asus P5Q/P45, 8.1 HD Intel Audio, 1GB NIC
proc: Intel-D 3GHz, LGA775
ram: 4GB OCZ
hdd: 1x160GB SATA and 2x500GB SATA
gfx: MSI GF9400GT,VGA/DVI/HDMI,512MB RAM
case: Antec Fusion MAX with iMON RC, LCD and iMON knob

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Re: PCI card for UI2 ... possible?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 09:54:09 pm »
I use a nvidia 6200, it does alpha blending but with the known issue of tearing. I would look for a card with no fan because they can be quite noisy

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Re: PCI card for UI2 ... possible?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 11:11:56 pm »
...and you can find many fanless PCI 6200's on the internet...
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