APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next two weeks BUDGET RANGE: approx. $100 give or take
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Movies to my 40" LCD, light gaming and video editing.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: BGF 8400GS 512MB, 600 w Coolmax PS
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core i5 - 750 2.67 Ghz with stock CPU cooler, Intel DP55WB motherboard, 4 GB DDR3 1600.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, bestbuy.com, open to other websites.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Nevada, United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: Open to anything.
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No (Not sure?)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 for dual monitors, 1080p for TV
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need two things out of this graphics card. One: I need a cool running card, or atleast one that keeps the heat out of my case. I live in Las Vegas and it can get hot. Two: three ports for my two monitors and LCD tv. (VGA, DVI, and HDMI preferably)
Thanks ahead of time. I'm still new to building my own systems so any pointers would be apperciated!
Cool + 3+ outputs? Sounds like a job for a ATI HD5670. They go for around $100...the only thing you have to figure out is which outputs you need. A lot of the cards come with 1 DVI and 2 Displayport/HDMI. There are also DVI/VGA/HDMI boards out there.
If you post what ports you need, I can look around some more.
Wow, thanks for all the replies. After reading all the posts, I'm inclined to go with the HD5670 as it seems to fit all my needs. Does anyone know if the HD5670 will post on all three screens at once? (as that seems to be a factor I didn't consider) And yes, I really would prefer 1 VGA, 1 DVI and 1 HDMI, but if there's a work around that I'm not aware to spilt a connection outside of the video card, I'm all ears. Thanks!