Andrew Trembley (bovil) wrote,
Andrew Trembley

Calling all PC-Gamer Geeks...

Got the new computer, and it's a beauty (for the most part).

Two things I want to remedy, though.

For the immediate, I'm going to be repartitioning the drive and reinstalling the OS. It's just what I do when I get a new machine. It came with XP Home Media Center. I've got the rights and media to install XP Professional. Can anybody give me reasons why I should or shouldn't pick either version?

For the soon, it came with built-in Intel graphics. This isn't that bad; it's pretty quick and I don't do much of any gaming, so I could probably live with that. However, it's analog VGA out, and I'd rather not do the d-to-a-to-d dance with my flat panel, so I'm interested in finding a good PCI-E video card with DVI out. The caveat is that this is a slim BTX machine, and has half-height slots. Can anybody suggest a half-height PCI-E card?

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