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HDMI Graphics card to fit mATX board

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May 13, 2010 9:46:09 AM

So...
I built a system a few weeks back but made a misorder and have some components that are past the return date. Big fail.

The board is a Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L, 4Gb Ram, Q8300 processor.

My intention is to complete the build and sell it as a high(ish) end media center.

Thing is, I'm worried that i'll pick a GPU that won't fit!
It needs HDMI and to be able to handle blu-ray and 1080p mkv...

I know you guys now whats out there!!
Thanks in advance...

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a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2010 9:58:55 AM

Well, I'm supposing the G31 chipset doesn't come with HDMI ports, because the Q8300 would handle 1080p HDMI easily. As for a graphics card, most can tackle HDMI 1080p without a hitch. I suggest the ATi Radeon HD 4350 - just make sure it's one which comes with an HDMI port.
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a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2010 10:15:32 AM

Will the case pose any issues regarding space? Which case are you using? Maybe a HD 5450?
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May 13, 2010 10:16:27 AM

as lmeow said, even the really lwo end cards today can handle 180p decoding. even integrated 4200's are fine for the job. if it has a HDMI port, it should be new/powerful enough to handle 1080p.
May 13, 2010 2:28:29 PM

The G31 that I used to use didn't have hdmi pretty sure this is the same one.I would go with a Radeon 4650 with hdmi and gddr3 you can find them for about sixty bucks and they don't use all that much power.
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