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August 12, 2010 12:33:10 PM

Hi all,

I have for a veeery long time been absent from the hardware scene, and I have frankly no idea right now what to buy.
I have a small HTPC like case, with a special small form factor PSU of 300 Watt. I am looking for a nice PCI-E x16 card, which should be used for gaming.
My motherboard is a ZOTAC GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi, if you need to know anything about that...
I am looking for a nice quality-for-money card, and it definitely does not need to be the latest top state of the art :) 
Most importantly - max 300W!

Thanks a lot to you all in advance!

Cheers!

/Hoof

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August 12, 2010 12:41:43 PM

Sorry... This should have been marked as a question - I cant seem to edit it :/ 
August 12, 2010 1:32:46 PM

ATI Radeon 5670
alternatively, 9800GT Nvidia

Most people say 512MB is enough for cards like these, so just stick with 512 ( i bought 1gb 5670 coz thats the only thing i could find )
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August 12, 2010 1:40:36 PM

i think he has a slim case, in which case it would be best to go for a 5570 or maybe risk a low profile 9800gt.
August 12, 2010 2:19:16 PM

Well, it is acutally not that slim :)  It is a case designed to be small (mini-itx) but with the extra room for a graphics card and cpu cooling :) 

Since my chipset is nvidia, I have an idea, that I might get better performance with nvidia cards - makes sense? -I really like the 5670 specs though.. especially compared to the price :) 

Is 9800gt as good as 5670 performance wise? I see that 9800gt is only dx 10...
What other card, would you recommend from nvidia?

Thanks!
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 2:43:07 PM

the 9800gt is better than the hd 5670.... but still hd 5670 has better power efficiency and offers you the dx 11 support....

So i will suggest you to go with the new hd 5670...as it has got better driver support too
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 3:12:22 PM

5670 agreed.
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