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Im building a tower for a friend of mines little sister.
She has given me $1000 and permission to build her the best computer I can with that money.
Its primarily a Media/Work PC. Music, BluRay, Movies, A few games, etc.
Im trying to decide on a GPU for her.
Does AMD or Nvidia offer any special features or such that would make choosing one over another a better fit? Like Hardware level codec support or whatnot? I figure for her gaming needs any halfway powerful card (something like a 5770 or a 450) will be plenty.
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amd's hdmi audio support is better for HD Audio Codecs
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HD5450 is enough for a HTPC(bit streaming audio), go up if you want more gaming potential;

is only $40, uber cheap
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