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Is this a gaming computer or an HTPC? Let's not confuse the two. You don't need a beefy graphics card to play 1080p video.

You can get BluRay 3D playback out of a $70 GT 430 card with lower clocks and less heat.

Not exactly sure what you are trying to accomplish with all of this. It sounds like you have a gaming PC and an HTPC, but now you want to game on your HTPC as well?
I am aware of this, I recently upgraded the gpu because I wanted to start gaming on my plasma as well.

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I think the main issue with having a powerful card is that there isn't enough CASE EXHAUST, doesn't matter how big of a heatsink you have if you can't feed it with cool incoming air and exhaust the hot air so it won't get recirculated.
Yah I might need to mess around with the fan set up. At stock they are all set to exhaust. Which is great to keep out dust. But not so great for air flow.
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Nah.

You would gain 7-8% performance boost if you get the 1GB version of GTX 460.
Ok thanks yah I decided against this option.
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as a general rule of thumb, fans that are on the bottom or the front or the side are to be intaking cool air, fans that are on the back or top are to be exhausting hot air. if you want to keep dust out, try to have more fans (or stronger fans) intaking than exhausting. and the 1 GB version of the 460 will be at most 10% faster. keep the 768 MB. i have 768 MB 460s and I game at 1080p without problem. you should look into overclocking that i3 to around 3.5 to 4 GHz. should not be difficult if u have a good heatsink. dual-cores are easy to overclock. also turn off hyperthreading. that do nothing to help gaming.
it would be helpful to know which specific games are you having which specific problems with
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Swap it for the 1 GB. There are LOTS of 1 GB variants, too, so pay attention to the MHz of the model you get. I have a 720 MHz eVGA for example, but MSI makes a 760 MHz model, IIRC.
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as a general rule of thumb, fans that are on the bottom or the front or the side are to be intaking cool air, fans that are on the back or top are to be exhausting hot air. if you want to keep dust out, try to have more fans (or stronger fans) intaking than exhausting. and the 1 GB version of the 460 will be at most 10% faster. keep the 768 MB. i have 768 MB 460s and I game at 1080p without problem. you should look into overclocking that i3 to around 3.5 to 4 GHz. should not be difficult if u have a good heatsink. dual-cores are easy to overclock. also turn off hyperthreading. that do nothing to help gaming.
it would be helpful to know which specific games are you having which specific problems with
I understand how fans work, this is an htpc case so theres no top or bottom. There are 2 fans on one side and one on the other. They are all set to exhaust. It was great when I had the 5450 in there. The cpu still says cool but the gpu is a little warmer then I'd like.

I haven't messed with the fan setup. But the case air flow is bad anyways because the side with a single fan is blocked by all the psu wires. I need to get in there and strap everything down I just haven't had the time.

As far as OC'ing the cpu I'm not worried about the cpu its more the motherboard. It has no vrm cooling. So I need to get some sinks and thermal tape.

Only games I have really played are Black ops and avatar. It seemed at first it was a little glitchy but now the game play seems better and I am happier with it. I will probably just leave it alone but I do need to fix the airflow issue.
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^ as long as you don't overvolt, those VRM should be fine.
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