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I just built a HTPC for my parents and I had a 9800GT that had the pins to have audio out the DVI plugs, but I killed it accidentally.


So now I'm looking for a cheap, cool (as in temp) card that can play 1080p and have audio out a HDMI port or DVI (I have a DVI to HDMI adapter).

Right now all I have are 8800GTS's (512mb) and a 9800GTX which are too hot, and a bit too much power (not to mention no audio)

Anyone have any ideas?
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HD5450. HDMI is the whole idea behind this card, and as far as I know it runs cool

EDIT: Checked, 30C under load
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post #3 of 14
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what about the 4550?

(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102896)

its a lot cheaper, but would it help out my CPU with 1080p playback and audio out over HDMI???
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZTR1760 View Post
what about the 4550?

(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102896)

its a lot cheaper, but would it help out my CPU with 1080p playback and audio out over HDMI???
It gets above 65C under load.
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post #5 of 14
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I can add some extra fans, although temp is important here, the case is large enough that if I can save 20$ I can add some extra ventilation. My budget is more the deciding factor lol
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Well, I just by default recommended you the latest series Of course, if you're looking for the cheapest card to get the job done, here's a 3450:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...350R-_-Product

I have an Asus one, HDMI card allrigh

But honestly, the best thing IMHO to get is this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-877-_-Product

Price is about the same.

So you have a 20$ HD3450, a 30$ HD4550 and a 40$ HD5450
It's purely up to you to decide now
Edited by ronnin426850 - 12/25/10 at 2:48pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
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But honestly, the best thing IMHO to get is this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-877-_-Product
...
I agree.
I have that exact card (my review is the 8th one), and it has a rebate on it right now also.
Runs a bit warm, but my case has horrible ventilation. I replaced the TIM with AS 5 and it dropped temps about 5-6°c (~45°c idle, 70°c stress testing, 60° watching HD content). If I take the side off the case it drops another 5°c, so it is my setup that is the temp issue, not the card.
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all of them have audio out over HDMI though right? I had a 9800GX2 once with a HDMI port but it didn't have audio.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZTR1760 View Post
all of them have audio out over HDMI though right? I had a 9800GX2 once with a HDMI port but it didn't have audio.
Ouch in that I'm not sure.

EDIT: Confirmed, they all have audio over HDMI, according to AMDs website
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I think the deal with the GX2 is it needed a cable from the MoBo to the card to do audio. ATI (since I think the 3 series) has it built in to the card.
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