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Not a fan of ATI... and the 210 is direct x 10 compatible...and windows 8 bases it video drivers off direct x 11.1...so i rather a newer card more supported card.
 
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ATI does not exist sir.
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post #13 of 42
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Originally Posted by Theloudtrout View Post

ATI does not exist sir.
lol sorry AMD....that don't make it better...I have been doing this for a while...
 
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post #14 of 42
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Originally Posted by Irisservice View Post

Not a fan of ATI... and the 210 is direct x 10 compatible...and windows 8 bases it video drivers off direct x 11.1...so i rather a newer card more supported card.

If you were concerned about what graphics API your video card needed to run, you should have posted this requirement in the OP biggrin.gif. If your looking for a card that is Direct X 11.1 compatible, there are only a few that will work with Direct X 11.1 as of right now. Someone correct me if i'm wrong, but from what I can find, only the AMD cards from the HD7850 up have Directx 11 support. From what I could find, nothing on the Nvidia side of the GPU market currently supports 11.1.

Either way, your not going to need Direct X 11.1 to play Blu ray media if that's what your looking to do. There is no real sense to spending money on another GPU just to play Blu rays when you have the capabilities of doing so now. Like I had mentioned earlier, if your not concerned with losing audio over your HDMI cable through an adapter, you could achieve what your looking for with your current card for only a few dollars, and you could use a 3.5mm audio cable to whatever source your going to as well.

Perhaps instead of continuing to make assumptions and suggestions, maybe you should state your exact requirements for this HTPC.
post #15 of 42
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Wow Hostile for no reason....I just wanted to confirm the specs where fine to play Blurays.
I stated after the reason for the upgrade on video was to have a card that has HDMI.
I never played blurays on a pc and did not want to find after the fact that i would not be able to do so.
 
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Just saw this post... yup you should be okay to play blu-rays. Also use the HDMI adapter if you just want to have one cable routing from the PC to the TV. You have the option of swapping out the video card if you wish... Nothing wrong with that, but its not necessary if you are just planning on using the PC for just HTPC. You should be good to go as is. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Irisservice View Post

Wow Hostile for no reason....I just wanted to confirm the specs where fine to play Blurays.
I stated after the reason for the upgrade on video was to have a card that has HDMI.
I never played blurays on a pc and did not want to find after the fact that i would not be able to do so.

You have mistaken my intent, no hostility was implied in any part of my post biggrin.gif. I was just trying to be as informative as possible. I'm only here to help, but seriously, if you have more specific needs, you can feel free to state them. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to use your 8600gt, I am just trying to save you some money biggrin.gif.
post #18 of 42
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Originally Posted by Theloudtrout View Post

ATI does not exist sir.

Way to be an asshat. We all knew what he meant
post #19 of 42
Get a GT 640 or GT 630, it'll be a lot better for HTPCs, since it's quiet, has HTPC-centric features. thumb.gif
post #20 of 42
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Originally Posted by Derek1387 View Post

Way to be an asshat. We all knew what he meant

Who is being an asshat ? its all casual banter.

Back on topic though i would probably agree with frosty, if you want audio over hdmi and want an nvidia card. The GT 630 and GT 640 would be a nice choice mainly because they are cheap and can handle a bit more than playing 1080p media while still being quite a small power efficient package.
Edited by Theloudtrout - 11/21/12 at 4:49am
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