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That 6450 does not have a low profile bracket...if you are using a low pro case...
Im using an Antec 300 since it doubles as my server so I don't think that will be a problem
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post #22 of 27
If you plan on using linux for a htpc os then I would suggest getting a nvidia card if its not too late.
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post #23 of 27
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If you plan on using linux for a htpc os then I would suggest getting a nvidia card if its not too late.
I actually got my onboard GPU to cooperate with Windows 7. It will suffice for now until I find a deal on a GPU I can't pass up. I came to the conclusion that I am using Windows 7 right now so I would probably go with ATI but if I went the Linux route I would definitely go with Nvidia. Thanks for your advice!
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post #24 of 27
BTW what is the onboard GPU that you have?
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didn't tomshardware do a htpc shoot out?
i believe ati won
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BTW what is the onboard GPU that you have?
It's an Ati Radeon 4200. Built into my ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo Mobo.

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didn't tomshardware do a htpc shoot out?
i believe ati won
Do you have a link to that? I would love to give it a read.
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post #27 of 27
Your IGP should be able to handle anything you throw at it.
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