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Which card for big screen HDTV?

  • 7600GT (low power)

    Votes: 14 43.8%
  • x800GT (cheap)

    Votes: 3 9.4%
  • 7600GS (cheap)

    Votes: 2 6.3%
  • spring for 7900GS (but i only have TR2 430 psu)

    Votes: 6 18.8%
  • spring for x1900GT (but i only have TR2 430 psu)

    Votes: 7 21.9%

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which one would you choose?<br />
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im on a limited budget, i really dont want to spend more than 150 on a card for an htpc running a 42" LCD Television. ill probably just be playing BF2 and CSS for now.<br />
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thanks..
 

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Hmmm, for that price range, for a HTPC, I'd want to pick an x1600XT, I think. Good DVD playback with the AVIVO technology of the x1K series cards, but still cheap, and certainly in your price range.
 

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Maybe this 1600PRO would fit well...<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102019" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102019</a>
 

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yeh your best bet is with anything in the "x----" series above the x1300 models.<br />
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the x1600 pro or x1600xt will be good <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Or if you can, the x1800gto / xt
 

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really? is the x1600 series better for high def than the 7600GT?<br />
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edit: checked the THG vga charts. 7600gt kinds smokes the x1600xt lol
 

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well guys unless i decide to spend more money (i do have like almost $500 in my spending fund but i really want to save it....) the 7600GT seems like the most reasonable choice at this point...the LCD tv i saw on THG had a res of like 1366x768 which has less pixels then my 17" LCD running 1280x1024, which i can run all my games decently at max settings, AA,AF, etc
 

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Yeah, don't get the X1600. It falsely says it's got 12 pipelines, but it's only got three that are capaple of processing up to 4 pixels at once.<br />
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7600GT is the best for the money if u want something cheap.<br />
Here's one with a $20 rebate VVV<br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130062" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062</a>
 

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Or, if oyu have that kind of budget, get an x1900 All in Wonder. Great card, specifically tailored to DVD and TV play back, perfectly suited for an HTPC.
 

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i considered that for awhile, i dont want everything on one card. plus the chipset is old, the tv tuner im getting has the newer 550 chipset<br />
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thanks everyone,keep them coming, but i have the card next to me and im googling articles about 7600GT and HD and im almost ready
 

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I would say X800GT - i know its old now but its a superb card. Overclocks VERY Well and Mine played BF2 + CSS On High on my current Rig (-GPU <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">)<br><br>
I dont know about the X1600XT but the X800GT is better than the usual X1600<br><br>
Also remember the X800GT and my current Spec run on a 380W No name <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Where as a more powerfull card like my current X1800GTO Will not and I am waiting for my new 580W <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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my old x800gto was a beast and overclocked like a beast. would be quite cheap and should be in your consideration. <a href="http://www.xpcgear.com/hisx800gto.html" target="_blank">linckety link</a> stock cooling on it is pretty damn good if youve got the room inside in your htpc case
 
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