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All I am wanting to do with this HTPC is stream netflicks and media center stuff... no games....

6870?
5770?
6850?
GTX 460?
GTX 450?
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post #2 of 9
ATI 4350


no need for that much power...
post #3 of 9
GT 430 is a good choice too. All the GPUs in the OP are overkill for what you want.
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6990, propably xfire incase that movie has special effects.
    
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but on a serious note, gt430 seems pretty sufficient, a little bit of overkill never hurts.
    
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post #6 of 9
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6990, propably xfire incase that movie has special effects.
Dude your so cool...

I didnt realize that would be overkill...
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post #7 of 9
I would personally use a GT 220 or an HD 5450 for an HTPC.
    
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post #8 of 9
8800gt? It would handle movies, and is single slot.
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post #9 of 9
Low end ATI HD5XXX cards would be the best.
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