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Hi all

I am in the process of building an absolutely decent quality HTPC.
For this i have already brought a couple of components, its going to be a i5 processor.
Will discuss other components in detail later in this post.. as of now i wanted to know which Graphic Card should i buy for the most perfect video display/resolution in a big screen environment.

Many people would say HD 4850 series or 5570 or the 5450 is good enough.
But i have heard many complains about the cards 1080i processing capabilities, its not as smooth as it is supposed to be.
Well all that too say, today newegg posted an awesome gaming card HD 5770, which also touts of a good HD integration plus many features such as support for DX11.

I wanted to know if this graphic card can take any video of any format thrown at it on any resolution. Will this work flawlessly for BlueRay players?
In the near future i plan to integrate a Projector maybe a 3d 1080p projector on a 120" screen.. would this graphic card work for that??!

As this is around 100 dollars so i dont mind spending that much, i am willing to.. hence Please guide.

Here is the newegg deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447

Its around 120 dollars.
Edited by holyindian - 1/27/11 at 12:19pm
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For pure HTPC purpose, I'd say that card is overkill.

But if money is not a problem then go for it. That's a great card.
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Just buy a 2500 non k with h67 mobo. The gpu within sandy bridge is good enough for 1080p 3d blu ray.
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I have already brought the cpu.. its a i5 2500k (unfortunately).
I would still prefer to have atleast one decent graphic card for the htpc. You never know.. tomorrow they might come up with some new video format which needs higher graphic card.. hence was thinking.. its just a matter of 100 dollars.. so why not!!
So do you guys think this graphic card 5770 can handle 1080i and 3d and BlueRay??
I know its a bit over kill.. but 100-120 dollars is not all that bad.. for a future proof graphic invesetment that to for ur htpc whose sole engine is graphic display smile.gif

Here is the newegg deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447

around 120 dollars.. it also accepts any games u throw at it. So once in a while its not bad to flip over to play a game on ur htpc for a change. smile.gif
Edited by holyindian - 1/27/11 at 12:20pm
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Anything 5670 or higher will be perfect for you.
You can find a 5670 for around $50 used.
    
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5770 is overkill but will work great. my 5450 handles 1080p no prob. the 4250 built into my biostar mobo with a single semprom 140 worked great for 1080p and blu-ray too. so yeah it'll work.
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Go for it. Overkill isn't a bad thing. If you have a 5770 you can easily use that rig for some light gaming as well, so if you ever have a friend over your house the two of you can both play a co-op game.
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Light gaming? The 5770 can handle any new game at close to max settings...
    
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post #9 of 13
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Yea thats what i thought.. it might be an overkill for today.. but if you are planning to use the htpc for another 4-5 years, you can be rest assured that your rig can take-up anything you throw at it. I remember couple of months back people would not mind paying 180 dollars for HD 5450, it was an ideal HTPC card.. But people had sever problems when it came to 1080i streaming. Even Anand Tech did an article on that.. with issues with HD 5570 and 5450

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3601/the-final-word-on-the-best-radeon-htpc-card

Any card made after that was made in mind to resolve those issues. And with the Hd 5770, its a true quality experience with htpc. Did some research, and lot of people recommneded the gpu for high quality videos.
By the way thanks guys for all your comments.. your encouragement helped a lot. Waiting till the evening until i pull the trigger to buy this card... lets see if there are sincere criticisms for this card for video resolution.
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Secondly it has a double life time warranty!! Thirdly.. If i plan to sell this card after a couple of years for a better card.. i can get more than half the price in return. smile.gif

P.S. ATI Eyefinity Technology.. more than asking!! smile.gif
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