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my friend's computer was a free PCI-e 16x and he wants to upgrade to a HDMI (from a VGA...)

he uses it to watch movies in his bedroom. on a 42" LCD 1080p.
would this video card be a good value?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127302

im trying to go below $100.

btw he has a VGC-RB34 Computer...with a 3ghz P4. 1gig memory (2 X 512mb)
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why not a HD3650 with gddr3 memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121237

great image quality + ablility to play games decently (not too far away from 8600GTS)
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agreed
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lol you ATI users should move away from the Nvidia Thread...
he had good experiences with a Nvidia brand video card so he wants to stick with it.
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ya but ati card are better at hd play back abd have built in decoder chip
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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
ya but ati card are better at hd play back abd have built in decoder chip
Along with the ability to take the audio feed and put it down the HDMI cable as well.
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lol you ATI users should move away from the Nvidia Thread...
he had good experiences with a Nvidia brand video card so he wants to stick with it.
ATI is the one with better HDMI support and better IQ. I would even say go with ATI over Nvidia when going with a HTPC style build.
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thanks everyone.
now what card should i get? O.O

i'll post in the ATI section...

please close this thread. thanks
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