It's been awhile since building my own rig and have been really outdated on the new. The purpose of this new rig I'm building is not for gaming but possibly down the line. I'm simply looking for a full HD capabilities browsing the web and watching BluRay. Best value and heat is a factor. I'm planning to support it using an i7 920, 930, or 940.
Thx for the suggestions both of you. Fetal, as you suggested would that even make a difference viewing BluRay vs what HellTech suggested? I'd buy it but my question is would it benefit me at all? Damn they don't make these like they did 10 yrs ago. LOL. I can see that it be good if I SLI in the future though or even convert into a gamer
The HD5670 is indeed the most you should consider for home theater use. Outside of gaming you will see no benefit from a more powerful or expensive card. All you will have is a lighter wallet and a higher power bill.
If you want something that will allow you to do some decent gaming at 1080p down the line but be low/power/heat noise in the meantime then the HD5770 would be a good choice; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Lol. Thx buddy. I'll actually consider it. I want top notch! Thx thx.
Do not consider the GTX 480. It is a very high end gaming card that is expensive, power hungry, hot and loud. It is entirely unsuited to your purposes and even if you were a gamer it is very poorly priced compared to other cards.
Oh yeah, I guess I should have said that, if you DO want to dive into gaming and want a decent card for light gaming the 5770 would be a good choice, as jyjjy said. However, if you don't want to do gaming the card I chose should be perfect for you.