hmmmmm, ok, thanks for all that. I think i get the drift
Nvidia it shall be, i actually feel a bad in a way too, to even think it (grin)
Get an ATI, try getting it working in Linux, cry a bit, then you will get the picture
Some one must be a mind reader
Amongst Nvidia chipsets, is there much variance between the different vendors. I expect there would, board layout and cooling strategies would have some significance.
Ive been looking at linuxquestions.org lately ... and going over some of their reviews, which can be quite good, but tend to boil down to ... it either worked or it didn't, or it ... was recognised or it wasn't ... not much more detail than that. I'm wondering, does passive cooling actually work. It's cold over in Aus at the moment, but, when summer comes ... look out !, mega humid and mega hot.
Aside from memory, cooling, and layout, i guess the rest would involve ... what can be plugged into it, hmmm, i'll spend the next few weeks probing into Nvidia based cards i think. There are some markets on in town tomorrow, so i'll go and do some pricing there. I gotta get one of those mini PS/2 dust proff keyboards they have ... at $15, a bargain
I would suggest a card that has been around for a few months, so that NVIDIA have incorporated support into their driver.
Yes, a good suggestion.