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Please recommend me a GPU for running a large(ish) HDTV

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Well, my folding rig's parts have all shown up, and I'll be building that over the next week or two, but after some talking with my wife, I'm going to keep my old rig (Phenom B50, 770 MOBO, etc) and turn it into a HTCP. Since any "TV" I buy will have a TV tuner on it, I wouldn't need one of those, but I'm sort of curious as to a good quality, probably 120-150 dollar GPU that will be able to run medium games (mainly Sims 2 & 3) and your typical computer things on a 32-42" monitor/TV.

Is that clear as mud? LOL. Lay 'em on me

Not brand specific, but I do like to fold, so I'd probably be more recpetive to NVIDIA recommendations.
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nVIDIA 450 or 460 768mb or 460se would be your best bet

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130591 - Evga 460se - they overclock very well, and 1GB would give you enough vram for 1080p, $160
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I'd say maybe a GTS450
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Size of TV doesn't matter FYI. Resolution is all that matters. I assume you would go 1080p, but $150 is probably more video card than you would need for that type of stuff. If you can justify spending 150 because it'll be folding, then the above suggestions are great.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...873R-_-Product IF you can bring yourself to go ati
    
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I was thinking the 5770 series from ATi...besides, there is the rumor mill for the Ati optimized client coming out one of these days.

Most of the 450's are in the 100-140 range, so I'll probably just go there. Yeah, I guess if it's going to be @ 1080, I don't "need" something massive...
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