PCI Graphics or Sound card - EPIA M10000
I'm doing much research before plunging in and ordering components...
For my mobo I'm looking at getting a VIA EPIA M10000 and I see that it only has 1 PCI slot. Therefore am I limited to one PCI device or am I able to share this slot to enable two PCI devices. I've seen the VIA PCI riser card and looks like it allows another PCI card? I want poss sound and graphics card.
I'm unsure if I should go with an Audigy NX2 USB for sound or to get the PCI equivalent. I guess this will be answered about the available PCI slots. It seems unlikely I can use one slot for gfx and snd... I'm doing away with the HU and have a multi speaker & amp install. Decent SQ is important for Audio CD's and HDD stored mp3's.
Would a decent PCI graphics card prove to be much better than the on-board? It wouldn't be used for gaming but probably DVD playback + compressed DivX or xVid films. If it's not going to be that more beneficial I might not bother...
I'll be using 512Mb RAM so that should be enough and choosing XP Pro as the opsys.
Thank you for your valuable advice! :)