I want to add a discrete graphics card to my pretty much stock HP Pavilion a6130 (the only thing I added was a hard drive so far). I do not do much gaming but I want to hook the card up to my 32" HD TV and get a good quality picture and I would also like to make my computer into a DVR. I definitely want to have an HDMI out to the computer and I want a TV Tuner so I can make my computer into a DVR. I'm overwhelmed looking at newegg.com at all the different graphics cards and I haven't really even begun to look through all the TV tuner cards. On the Graphics card I don't want to spend any more than $160 and preferably a little less, as for the tv tuner I want something decent but I don't want to have to shell out too much but I do want a remote control. I would like to get some input on what you would recommend for each and please take into consideration if space in my case will be an issue.
Running Windows Vista(primarily)/Ubuntu
AMD X2 5000+ 2.6ghz
400GB Vista Hard drive/500GB Ubuntu Hard Drive/ 1TB external
This is the computer series:http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF...8-80230663.html
Here's a comparison of some I was looking at but please feel free to recommend something totally different.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompa...120&bop=And
And please give me some input on a good tv tuner to pick up.
I also would like to add that I'm always looking for the best deal and am open to buying on pretty much any site (as long as it's legit). Also I don't mind spending a little more even if I probably can get away with a really low end card because I don't want to have to upgrade anytime soon and I may do some casual gaming at some point.
Edited by Jhow, 24 March 2008 - 12:17 AM.