I would probbly go with either a
PNY Quadro FX540 128MB PCIe
PNY Quadro FX560 128MB PCIe video card.
What is the difference between these two and which one would you recommend that I purchase from you?
I would look long and hard at Matrox's system recommendations before buying and building anything. I've built four systems starting with a Rainbow Runner leading up to my current Intel dualcore RTX.100 system using Matrox's exact system recommendations and have had no trouble. I've read countless posts on their forums from users that did not follow their recommendations and had all kinds of trouble.
The first item to note in your system description is the nVidia chipset motherboard. To date, no nVidia chipset motherboard has been found to be compatible with the X100. To date, the only one who's claimed to have gotten the X100 to work with a Core 2 Duo motherboard has been Guy Graphics, which sell one based on the Asus P5B.
Do yourself a favor and build a system that's already proven to work with the X100.
John, I have asked Matrox repeatly what they recommend for Dual core and they say they have none. They tell me to ask others on the forums what they are doing. I feel like I have to do all the damn work myself after I have already shelled out 1K for the damn Matrox board.
Would you mind posting your latest configuration with the Dual Core that worked the RTX 100, I would really appreciate it.
PS I have have been to that link already and unless I have missed something I can not find any recommendations for Dual Core.
I'm using an Intel D955XBK, configured exactly the way Matrox recommends, with a Parhelia APVe video card and a Creative Audigy 2 ZS sound card. I'm actually using the Parhelia for my video preview. I have two Viewsonic flat panels on the DVI ports and a Sharp video LCD monitor on the video out port. It's totally stable, but I did have to download older drivers for the Parhelia to get it to work properly.