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So I'm looking into a video card that is fanless that can be able to run 1080p quality at 1920 x 1080 resolution.
The computer itself won't be running any games. I would prefer if the video card could do hdmi but if it can't no biggie.
Particularly don't have a budget except for the fact that the cheaper the better seeing as how I'm not using it for gaming.
I would like to buy from newegg but I have a microcenter and frys nearby so I can buy locally as well.
Thanks!
    
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ATi 5450/5550. They both will definitely be able to play 1080p, and the ones I saw were fanless.

HIS ATi 5550 Low Profile:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161341

HIS ATi 5550 GDDR5:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161343

Here's the link to all the 5450's on Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...on%20HD%205450

They are both silent and very capable at running 1080p, the 5450 is all you'll need but the 5550 is just another more powerful option.

Hope that helps!

EDIT: My sig rig > Your sig rig
Edited by Nutty Pumpkin - 12/19/10 at 2:25pm
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thanks and lmao! that sig was when i was running a q6600 at stock

btw mine is still better since it's silent
    
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thanks and lmao! that sig was when i was running a q6600 at stock

btw mine is still better since it's silent
Hahaha, that's probably personal preference
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yep
i play games at night so i like the dead silence
    
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Yea, the 5450's should do what you need. I got a passive Saphire a few weeks ago for $11 AR and discount code and it works great for 1080 playback.
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post #7 of 7
Either go for a 54XX video card (if you can find a passive one) or if you haven't bought your CPU/MB yet, get a Clarkdale i3 or i5 (i3 5XX or i5 6XX). They have an integrated graphics card that decodes 1080p beautifully AND bitstreams Dolby TruHD and DTSHD through HDMI to your audio receiver.
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