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post #1 of 26
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Hi all

I just bought a Silverstone Milo ML03B case. I am currently using a 8500gt card which will not fit in the new case. I am looking for something comparable in performance to this. I was thinking a HIS HD 5450 512MB from Microcenter for $50? Or is this overkill?

I don't game on the box just a htpc used to view 720p mkv's and such.
I have a gigabyte 775 mobo with e5300 cpu I think. 2GB DDR2.
post #2 of 26
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Originally Posted by PhatMuffinMan View Post
Hi all

I just bought a Silverstone Milo ML03B case. I am currently using a 8500gt card which will not fit in the new case. I am looking for something comparable in performance to this. I was thinking a HIS HD 5450 512MB from Microcenter for $50? Or is this overkill?

I don't game on the box just a htpc used to view 720p mkv's and such.
I have a gigabyte 775 mobo with e5300 cpu I think. 2GB DDR2.
I think it should be just fine. I don't find it over kill at all.
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Thanks.

Microcenter has the 1GB version of the card for $9 more. Do you think it would be worth it?
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I would recommend this card! Great performance for the price!

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...523&CatId=1826
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I would recommend this card! Great performance for the price!

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...523&CatId=1826
Will this fit in a low profile type case?
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Forgot to mention, I have a 350 watt Cooler Master PS. will that run a 5450 ok?
post #7 of 26
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Will this fit in a low profile type case?
no lol, I don't think he knew you were looking for a low profile card

Based on what they have in stock at the Microcenter in OH I would go with this card http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0352334

Cheaper than the HIS and Asus has a better reputation for customer service.

It comes with a dual slot low profile bracket according to the pictures, so it wouldn't work if you don't have two adjacent slots.


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Forgot to mention, I have a 350 watt Cooler Master PS. will that run a 5450 ok?
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post #8 of 26
It will work fine with low profile even if you only have one slot open. So long as you don't need the VGA output, just disconnect the VGA port from the card, it'll be fine. Great card too. And $20 after rebates? It's a steal.
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post #9 of 26
Grab the 5450, if you need it now. If you can wait, grab a 6450, almot more power with less power consumption
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post #10 of 26
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no lol, I don't think he knew you were looking for a low profile card

Based on what they have in stock at the Microcenter in OH I would go with this card http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0352334

Cheaper than the HIS and Asus has a better reputation for customer service.

It comes with a dual slot low profile bracket according to the pictures, so it wouldn't work if you don't have two adjacent slots.




yeah, no worries

I like this to:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0355814

$42 after rebate
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