February 23, 2010
| by Stephen Hopkins
Interested in HTPC but aren’t quite ready to jump knee deep into drives and rack-mount servers?
Have an old single-core PC lying around? An inexpensive video card upgrade will let you get your feet wet with HD video without breaking the bank.
TigerDirect has a BFG 512MB GeForce 210 HDMI Video Card for just $30 after rebate.
As long as you have a free PCI-Express slot, you can turn that old PC into an HD Media Center.
Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.