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I'm looking to build a HTPC and am wondering what GPU to get. I need the pc to have 2 HDMI in and at least 1 HDMI out video. I'm going to use my current mobo and cpu for the build that's in my sig. Any thoughts? Price isn't really a restriction. I'm open to both nVIDIA and AMD.
 
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Just 1080p movies; any games?


If games: GTS 450 or a 5670


if no games, a GT 210 or a 5450
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^^ agreed

i actually found good graphics with my onboard GPU

EDIT:
also what case, some cases will need to be low profile GPUs.
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No video cards have HDMI in, you need a tuner/video capture card for that.
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i7 HTPC?


You would be better off selling it...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
Just 1080p movies; any games?


If games: GTS 450 or a 5670


if no games, a GT 210 or a 5450
Mostly 1080p movies, no games since I do so on my sig rig and playing games without surround wouldn't be as fun

Quote:
Originally Posted by graphicsman View Post
^^ agreed

i actually found good graphics with my onboard GPU

EDIT:
also what case, some cases will need to be low profile GPUs.
I'll be using a MM plateau so space isn't an issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
No video cards have HDMI in, you need a tuner/video capture card for that.
Well, I have a gtx 285 I'm going to throw in it. What tuner card should I use then?

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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
i7 HTPC?


You would be better off selling it...
Well, I'm upgrading to UD9 with a 980x so I don't want this board and chip to go to waste. Not worth selling it in my opinion. I generally like to keep all of my old tech and eventually pass to my parents. It'll have to be watercooled too since i don't have my original mobo blocks.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
I'm looking to build a HTPC and am wondering what GPU to get. I need the pc to have 2 HDMI in and at least 1 HDMI out video. I'm going to use my current mobo and cpu for the build that's in my sig. Any thoughts? Price isn't really a restriction. I'm open to both nVIDIA and AMD.
HD4650 is $20 on Newegg right now. It's faster than HD4550, which is decent for gaming, great for movies.
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Gigabyte HD 5670 OC +1
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