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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
If you just want the HD capability, the NV 430 can stream HD audio and comes in SFF.
Example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-535-_-Product

If you're gaming I'd look at an ATi 6870 etc.
Its just for watching tv at 1080P. I already have a gaming rig. What is SFF?
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
Again, though, why not just try the integrated graphics on the i7-2600K first? If it doesn't meet your needs, then add a discrete GPU then.
From what I understand I would have to buy a motherboard that does not have overclocking features to get integrated video. I want to oc for folding. Im I wrong about this?
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post #13 of 19
I can't speak for the on-CPU graphics of SB, but on-board vid that I've tried over HDMI typically has issues when you switch HDMI channels on your receiver/TV then try to go back. Maybe the on-CPU intel vid is different?

Dedicated vid cards handle the switching without probs.

SFF = small form factor (low profile).
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post #14 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
From what I understand I would have to buy a motherboard that does not have overclocking features to get integrated video. I want to oc for folding. Im I wrong about this?
If you haven't bought the motherboard yet, then Z68 supports both onboard GPU and CPU overclocking. ETA May 11, 2011.
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post #15 of 19
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It will be folding when not used for watching movies/shows.
You know, I can't argue with that at all. The folding, that is. And hey, if you've got the money, go for it. As I've said before: money can buy happiness. Or at least put a serious down payment on it. And if you want to spend it, go for it, that's what it was meant for. I've got the Gigabyte GT 430, and it only nets a couple thousand PPD. Can't remember exactly how much, perhaps between 2-4K. But it does its job superbly hooked up to a 42" LG.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
It will be folding when not used for watching movies/shows.



It looks like the GT 430 is better than the 520 due to more stream processors. The GT 430 has 96 vs GT 520 with 48. I wonder if it makes a difference at all.
If you are folding with the card it makes a BIG difference!
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post #17 of 19
ummm....i have a 4550 low profile card, it has an HDMI slot and its on an old 939 FX-60 AMD dual core and it plays anything and everything in HD including 1080p perfectly...also plays games....ran CSS, BFBC2 and a few other things on medium settings on my 40inch lcd.....and it was like....43 dollars shippied lol
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post #18 of 19
Just checked the PPD on the GT 430: it's hitting around 4.5K right now. Not bad at all for the price.
post #19 of 19
I have a brand new passive 5550 you can have for $40 Thing is perfect for an HTPC
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