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I am looking for a graphics card that has a HDMI output to my TV. This will be its sole purpose, I am not a gamer or do heavy graphics. The TV is HD 1080res.
Please help me choose a card, budget is less than $300
I am a fan of EVGA


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$300??? Thats about 10 times too much for your requirement. I have ran one of these in my htpc for years. Handle 1080i cable and 1080p blu rays very well.
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-Profile-PCI-Express-ONXFX1PLS2/dp/B007B5YUMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395523154&sr=8-1&keywords=5450

If you really want evga you can get something like this but its a waste of $ imo.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130808
Edited by lightsout - 3/22/14 at 2:24pm
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$300 will get you a solid gaming quality video card, way overkill for what you want, here are a few options from evga. The 2 below are basically the same memory and gpu but different output arrangements:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130815

or (this second option has a better output setup for more flexibility)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130788

If you think you MAY want to play games in the future then you can take it up to the $150-200 range and get a solid gpu for gaming at moderate graphics levels.
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Will either of those card be enough for web surfing and you tube, or should I step up to a EVGA $100 card? whats the advantages?
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Will either of those card be enough for web surfing and you tube, or should I step up to a EVGA $100 card? whats the advantages?

even a $50 card with hdmi output will work. i have a HD4555 that i bought for $25 on sale brand new and it also came with a hdmi cable. works like a champ for that purpose.

check if the motherboard this gpu is going to has hdmi. that should work just as good.

edit: if you insists spending $300, then you might find a laptop with WiDi.
Edited by rdr09 - 3/23/14 at 7:34am
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Any old card with HDMI out will do it. I have an old 8400GS that'll do the job just fine. Get a card for £30-£50 and you'll be fine smile.gif
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