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I was wondering what the community thinks a good htpc card for my buddies rig would be.

Preferably venting outside of the case and low power draw...

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Onboard is fine for most stuff. If you don't have onboard though, something like a 5450, or 5570 will work. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-377-_-Product
    
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He is looking for something a bit beefier than that. Some light gaming with lots of bluray etc...

It has an i3 but he is a bit underwhelmed with the intel graphics. Big Surprise!
 
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post #4 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biorganic View Post
He is looking for something a bit beefier than that. Some light gaming with lots of bluray etc...

It has an i3 but he is a bit underwhelmed with the intel graphics. Big Surprise!
So... he doesn't need a HTPC card. He needs a gaming card.

Budget?
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post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
So... he doesn't need a HTPC card. He needs a gaming card.

Budget?
sorta ya

100-130ish$

preferably not too large, power hungry

out of case airflow would be nice as well
 
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post #6 of 20
Ah. . Well if he's doing some light gaming, then how about a 5770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-363-_-Product

He could save up a bit, and get a 6850 for $150-$160.
    
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post #7 of 20
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intersting proposition only thing I dont like about that card is that it vents into the case which has limited airflow


what about the 6670's? worth it?
 
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post #8 of 20
I have a retired 5670 1GB, worked pretty good

at newegg they are $75-110

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...CE&PageSize=20
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I think the 6670 is just a re-branded 5750. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-873-_-Product Out of the case venting 5770.
    
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I think the 6670 is just a re-branded 5750. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-873-_-Product Out of the case venting 5770.
I thought the 6750 and 6770 were the rebrands...

Also, it looks like that card just blows air into the shroud/heatsink but does not direct air out of the case
 
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