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post #11 of 24
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5450 will do its job. Why not wait for the 6000 series launch its low end card?
You mean the HD 6350? Why wait for a 31w chip?
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post #12 of 24
Get the HD5450, or 5550 if budget allows.

Basically smacks the arse of the GT210 in just about anything.

More power, better HDMI quality, etc.
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post #13 of 24
9600GT would be a good choice + is GDDR3 if I remember correctly
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post #14 of 24
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9600GT would be a good choice + is GDDR3 if I remember correctly
A 9600 GT would blow an HD 5450 out of the water.

But it takes 100w.
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post #15 of 24
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A 9600 GT would blow an HD 5450 out of the water.

But it takes 100w.
I had one which didn't have any PCIe power connectors at all just ran off PCI board power.
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post #16 of 24
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Looking at the 5550 now, is it worth the £60?

Will the 128bit bus not hold it back?
post #17 of 24
I would aim at GT240 for Nvidia brand (single slot, no power adapter. they have a GDDR5 one) or a 5550 like Volvo suggested.
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post #18 of 24
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Looking at the 5550 now, is it worth the £60?

Will the 128bit bus not hold it back?
Could probably get better value for money at £60 tbh.
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post #19 of 24
The 210 would work, but as already said, the 5450 used less power and is a touch better.
I have both a 210 and a 5450 and had them in my kids HTPC/basic computer and noticed no difference between them (aside from the noise, the 5450 is passive, teh 210 has a cheap little fan that is a touch loud).

For what your using it for, DDR3/DDR2 does not matter, and a 512 card is all you need.
A 4350 would also do what you need and probably be cheaper.

Personally, I would get which ever card is cheaper.
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post #20 of 24
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Gonna get http://www.scan.co.uk/products/512mb...-dl-dvi-i-hdmi if I want/need more power later in the year when I move out I can always upgrade, this can serve as a backup card or as a permament solution.

Rep+ Shall be given when I get home, on my phone so its a PITA right now.
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