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I want to get a new video card But..

I want to get a new video card that supports HDTV and S-video
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%201232814201

thats the link for new egg product search but i don't know what kinda interface to get.

help

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For Motherboard interface:

mini tower version of the Optiplex GX520 appears to have one PCI Express Slot. other cases don't appear to have anything.

Check the photos on the link below to match up your form factor

http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/optix_gx520?c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=dfb


For monitor, make sure you have a DVi port or something like that & that your card has a matching port or that you can get an acceptable adapter. If monitor not DV capable, HD video card will not help you much.

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