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Ive been wanting something a little better in my HTPC and have been looking for days. I am currently considering the 550 Ti, HD6790, 6850 or 7770. Which one is best bang for the buck? Feel free suggest other ones too, but keep in mind this will be powered by a Corsair VX450 which has only 1 6-pin pcie cable. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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For "casual gaming" i would suggest a Llano based IGP build cos the thought of a noisy, power hogging and hot @ load discrete GPU in compact/small cases for HTPC does not sound great to be honest tongue.gif
Edited by trog - 2/29/12 at 11:46pm
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Well you said for light gaming... What games?

How about a nice Sapphire Radeon 6670?

Does not even require a 6pin power, keeping your HTPC power usage down. thumb.gif
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6770 or 6670 for casual gaming. I run the 5670 in my PC at work and it will handle most games at medium details.
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Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post

6770 or 6670 for casual gaming. I run the 5670 in my PC at work and it will handle most games at medium details.

this, I can +1 the 5670 1gb (gddr5 i have used 2), but they are harder to find now so something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161375 is perfect. Just go with the ddr5 versions

-doober
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A 5770 isn't to bad of a card either. I really enjoyed mine. Decent gamin, doesn't run to hot and doesn't draw a whole lot of power. Can be found pretty cheap too nowadays. I've seen them as low as $70 locally on craigslist.
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Thanks for the replies guys.
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