APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
anytime I find a good deal
50-60 after rebates
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Not used for games much.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
older ATI HD card with DVI and Svideo
ULTRA LS500 500W ATX POWER SUPPLY
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
Asus M3A79-T Deluxe AMD 790FX Socket AM2+ MB
AMD Phenom X4 9550 4MB 95W Socket AM2+ CPU
Corsair 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048MB)
Ultra XBlaster Clear Side Blk Mid-Tower Case
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
OVERCLOCKING: No /
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
Monitor - Samsung 943BWX 19in 5ms 1000:1 Wide Black LCD (1440 x 900 resolution)
TV - Vizio with 1080p
TV is in different room about 30 feet away. I would like to play what ever is on the computer on the TV, with the monitor off. Would run 1 HDMI cable for video and sound to TV,
and have the monitor hooked up with a DVI cable. Can I even switch the computer to a higher resolution that the TV can support but the monitor can not support with the computer
and graphic card hooked up to both, with the intent of powering off the monitor while watching it on the TV?
Look for an HD5450. It's the best non-gaming card at the moment, as it comes with all the features of the latest technology. If there's a small chance you will end up gaming for some time, an HD5670 is a powerful budget card.