I have an HP Media Center 3.0GHZ 4GB RAM Running Windows 7 RC 64 bit with a 128MB Intel Integrated graphic card
Right now I have a HTPC hooked up to my TV via VGA. Picture quality is great but Windows Media Center is still not as quick as it could be. I think updating the graphic card should help it out. I am looking for a graphics card that would make my system more efficient while running Windows Media Center and support Windows Aero - my integrated card isnt compatible.
Im not a big PC gamer and Im not looking for a game to support the latest games (have a PS3) I do like to play some basic games though like Starcraft II (when it finally arrives) so just a card that can run less demanding game
My budget is around $100 not more than $120.
Im looking for a PCI or an AGP compatible graphic card. I dont have PCI express slots
My TV supports 1080i
BLU Ray support would be a plus
7.1 Surround Sound would be a plus
HDMI not necessary unless it provides better picture than VGA
Holy Smokes that fan is huge! I have a full case it would definitely fit. Thanks for the option. Choosing a graphic hard is so complicated so many choices!!! Just looking for some options I may have missed. Thanks!
So. I hadnt look into my HTPC PC in a while. And what do you know. I dont have an AGP slot. I have 4 computers so I must of got them mixed up. Sorry rwppritchett. I should of checked before. Thanks goodness I looked because I was seriously gonna purchase it.
None of the PCI cards available will be sufficient for gaming. Since you are limited to PCI, maybe you can set your sites lower and go for a 8400GS or 9400GT and save yourself some money. That being said, still the 9500GT should work nicely for an HTPC if you don't mind spending $96 on an older system.