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Windows 7: need new card

21 Jul 2011   #1

W7 Ultimate x64
need new card

hi guys, i need help choosing a gpu for my htpc. i dont play games its just for watching & streaming video. my setup is gigabyte 880GM UD2H w/integrated raedon hd4200, athlon II X4 635, 8gb ram, 500w psu (no pcie power). i have a 52 samsung and the integrated gpu was fine, but i know it can look better. so can anyone recommend one or a few so i can make a decision? there are some many different models n numbers that it became a lil overwhelming. i dont wanna choose something that would not get me much more than what i have but i also dont want to overkill.


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22 Jul 2011   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Do you need a low profile card, and what is your budget?
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22 Jul 2011   #3

W7 Ultimate x64

no low profile for this machine, but if u can recommend one too that will be great. it would be for the kids machine to their 32 tv. for mine my budget is $100 max since it's not for gaming.
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22 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1

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22 Jul 2011   #5

W7 Ultimate x64

thx, I was actually looking at that Asus and this xfx since it's a single slot. I guess this isn't overkill for my needs - XFX HD-667X-ZAF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

is there a noticeable difference between ddr3 and gddr5???

thx for your help....
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22 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

For HTPC use, no.
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31 Jul 2011   #7

W7 Ultimate x64

sorry guys, crazy week!! thx for all the help. I went with the asus, so hopefully I'll get to install it this week.

thx again!!!!!!
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