Thanks for the response jaguarskx
Ive moved away from the quadro fx 580
now deciding between hd 5450 and the gt 220
after reading a few post by a die hard htpc user. he has shine some light on the stablity and features the gt 220 has.. in respect to the hd 5450. Mainly decoding video. I know the prior series of cards AMD and nvida had AMD always took the cake on decoding and deinterlacing. I guess now the tides have changed slightly. Picked up a slightly used gt 220 for 58$ shipped. Might also pick up a hd 5450 just to compare the two.
main benefit i see from the hd 5450 is 5-15$ cheaper and the fanless form.