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post #11 of 19
GeForce 6150 LE is an onboard card so its very slow.
any external PCI-E card of today will play 1080p fine when paired with a dualcore athlon.

Look for a used 9500GT or HD3650. These are both faster than a brand new HD5450.
If you want new, I suggest get an HD5570 or HD6450 just so you have a bit of extra juice when playing full size (not ripped) 1080p videos.

Dont worry about PCI-E version, all PCI-E cards are backwards compatible. You can even stick an HD7970 in there if you wanted.
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I use the exact same 5450 in my HTPC. It plays any 1080p movie I own just fine. I've never notice any slow-downs with the card. Even playing Earth in full 1080p it did just fine.

If you're looking just for HD playback, the 5450 will do you just fine. But if you're looking into doing some slight gaming in the future, look else where.
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Well, I just got my 5450 in the mail today. Unfortunately, it was too big for the case, lol. I have a tiny 3.5" high case (the card was 5") so I guess I only have myself to blame. So now, I either return it and buy something smaller and just as functional (if that even exists) or I replace my entire computer (case, at least). I'm figuring this might be God's sign to get a new computer. The one I have right now is pretty ancient (and... small). What do you all think?

I'm done with the days of pre-built computers, so if I do decide to get a new one I could build it from scratch and make sure it actually works. That'd be fun. If any of you have any ideas, I have around 300 dollars to spend and could probably afford something simple.
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Bah, who needs cases. xD

 

If you really don't need the case, you can always run it out of one, on a piece of cardboard or such.

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I use the exact same 5450 in my HTPC. It plays any 1080p movie I own just fine. I've never notice any slow-downs with the card. Even playing Earth in full 1080p it did just fine.

If you're looking just for HD playback, the 5450 will do you just fine. But if you're looking into doing some slight gaming in the future, look else where.
What size of 1080p movies have you tested on the 5450?
VLC player takes a few seconds when I fast forward a blueray movie.
Playback is smooth on my rig but fast forwarding takes a long time on bluerays 15-20gb in size.


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Well, I just got my 5450 in the mail today. Unfortunately, it was too big for the case, lol. I have a tiny 3.5" high case (the card was 5") so I guess I only have myself to blame. So now, I either return it and buy something smaller and just as functional (if that even exists) or I replace my entire computer (case, at least). I'm figuring this might be God's sign to get a new computer. The one I have right now is pretty ancient (and... small). What do you all think?

I'm done with the days of pre-built computers, so if I do decide to get a new one I could build it from scratch and make sure it actually works. That'd be fun. If any of you have any ideas, I have around 300 dollars to spend and could probably afford something simple.
Couldnt you just leave the side panel open if the card is too big?
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Well, I just got my 5450 in the mail today. Unfortunately, it was too big for the case, lol. I have a tiny 3.5" high case (the card was 5") so I guess I only have myself to blame. So now, I either return it and buy something smaller and just as functional (if that even exists) or I replace my entire computer (case, at least). I'm figuring this might be God's sign to get a new computer. The one I have right now is pretty ancient (and... small). What do you all think?

I'm done with the days of pre-built computers, so if I do decide to get a new one I could build it from scratch and make sure it actually works. That'd be fun. If any of you have any ideas, I have around 300 dollars to spend and could probably afford something simple.

Strange... are you using the low profile bracket?
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What size of 1080p movies have you tested on the 5450?
VLC player takes a few seconds when I fast forward a blueray movie.
Playback is smooth on my rig but fast forwarding takes a long time on bluerays 15-20gb in size.

Most of my rips are less then 20 gigs a piece. But I found VLC is very clunky now-a-days when compared to Media Player Classic and even XBMC.
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I ended up getting it in my case. The only part that actually exceeded the dimensions of the case was the bar with the VGA port on it, and since I was using HDMI, I just sliced it off with a hacksaw, lol. It works great. I watched 5 Centimeters Per Second (great movie, incidentally) in 1080p yesterday and it looked beautiful. Thanks, everyone! smile.gif
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I ended up getting it in my case. The only part that actually exceeded the dimensions of the case was the bar with the VGA port on it, and since I was using HDMI, I just sliced it off with a hacksaw, lol. It works great. I watched 5 Centimeters Per Second (great movie, incidentally) in 1080p yesterday and it looked beautiful. Thanks, everyone! smile.gif

Didn't it come with a low profile bracket?
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