Low profile budget card help

Hello, Can anyone please help with recommending a low profile card for my hp dc7700 pc.

To watch HD video and to lower CPU cycles. It should be quiet if possible, don't want to hear a mad fan. Thanks.
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  1. Something like this: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-118-HT ?

    Its low profile, Completely silent (passively cooled) and has ATI Avivo HD technology which takes the load off the CPU when watching videos/movies.
  2. Superb. Looking on ebay item no. (250721405895) although the model no is the same it looks different... Don't know what the deal with that is... is it the same?
  3. @OP that looks like the same card to me, however I would personally buy from a trusted retrailer like overclockers.co.uk, its the same price and you can return the item if its faulty, I noticed that the seller on ebay does not accept returns.

    @malmental, I don't think the OP is looking for an 'Impressive' card, just one that is quiet and aids in playing HD video's.
  4. Just found this: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-233-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938

    Alittle cheaper and will do the same job.

    If you prefer nVidia then this is a good choice: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-216-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1010 although it does have a fan, So I'm not sure how loud/quiet it would be.
  5. Well I don't see the point in suggesting a mid range or high end graphics card when the OP is only after a card for watching HD Video's. It would be a waste of money.
  6. What about this one?


    Powercolor HD5450 40$
  7. Quote:
    see i already suggested that and I get (an attempted ripping) from omgitzfatal...
    i new I wasn't far off on this.


    What the hell are you smoking? :heink: I'm the one who suggested it in my first post in this thread, then you said it was cool but not impressive.....

    An attempted ripping? lol ok buddy. :pt1cable:
  8. I can afford Green, difference is i'm not a downer.
  9. So you want me to ask your mum if I'm a downer after I'm done with her? Then she'll have a headache?

    Not sure about a headache, but she'll be sore alright. :)
  10. Couldn't perform eh? unlucky....

    Your Mum's so fat, when she fell down the stairs I thought EastEnders was ending. :D
  11. Yeah, yeah.

    Probs best to stop now lol. Don't wanna be banned haha.

    till next time man.
  12. Lets get this back on track.

    The guys are right re main usage. Unless its a small step up to the mid range cards my sole use will be watching HD content via DVD, you tube etc. Game play would only be the odd flash games "abcarcade" for example & some photo editing. Though in the future maybe some basic video editing as a possibility - but then I'd need a far more powerful machine anyway. hdmi a must which they all have. The dvi is in use by my laptop.

    Point taken re eBay I'll stick to the main suppliers warranty/returns etc.

    Ok so options so far: All low profile. Exc Del. So which one then...
    £34.99 HIS ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB GDDR3 SILENT / HDMI YES
    £35.24 As above but 1G instead of 512mb
    £24.99 (Cheap) Asus ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB GDDR2 / HDMI YES
    £31.98 (FAN) Asus GeForce 210 512MB DDR2 / HDMI YES
    £32.43 PowerColor Go! Green AX5450 512MK3-SH Radeon HD 5450 / HDMI YES


    More Expensive:
    Found at £57.56 (FAN) Asus GeForce GT 430 1024MB GDDR3 / HDMI YES
    Doesn't appear to be low profile £77.98 Gainward GeForce GT 240 OC 1024MB GDDR3
    Also why is it when you say goto: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=56&subid=168

    There are so many options for the same card why???? Confusing to me anyway..!!
  13. Even the very cheap HD 4350 is fine for flash games (and everything else you listed)

    Ati designs the HD4350, TSMC manufacture the GPU (graphics processing unit) chips and PCB's, and AIB (Add in board) company's stick there own cooler (sometimes) and sticker on the card and then ship the graphics cards to retailers.

    So you get several AIB company's selling basically the same card, with some changes like the cooling and apperance, and also included bundle (accessories) and warranty period length.
  14. i would recommend this. HD5570 is a great htpc card

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/199415

    i guess a cheaper HD5550 is also good for your use.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/219705
  15. The HD4350 will be fine for your purposes.
  16. Whats crap... ? & which nVidia options?

    I wanted to order 1 today ready for the weekend. But the way this is going its not going to be the case :(
  17. well according to this they are in the same tier. the gt430 is 2 tiers below the gt240 gddr5.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-radeon-hd-6870-radeon-hd-6850,2782-7.html
  18. Ok. I think I'm just going to go with the http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-116-HT&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=168

    Way too many options. Before I crack... Any last thoughts. Looking at £40.13 Delivered. The GT430 & GT420 are far more expensive. The PC was only £90.
  19. From what I can tell the P/S is just over 200Watt so that will also play a factor.
  20. So is it worth paying the extra £10 for the "his" or just stick with the cheaper http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-233-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938

    Cool re P/S. Man this is a whole new ball game for me. I'm sure when I get it whatever I'll be happy with it. Luckily i'm not into or have time for games.
  21. You keep saying its Crap but not saying why its crap!

    Its very capable of playing flash games and watching HD video and thats what the OP wants, so it isn't crap is it.
  22. Looking at £70.49 + Del. Seems to be a US model. No HDMI. XFX PVT95GZAFG GeForce 9500 GT 1GB
    Looking at £52.59 All IN Palit NEAT4300FHD01 GeForce GT 430
    Can't find this model in the UK. HIS Silence H557HR1G Radeon HD 5570. Though Radeon HD 5570 is around £70

    Got to watch the budget.... The consensus seems to be the other models which are cheaper will do the job. However you seem to be dead against it and I'm guessing this is probably due to experience.

    Is it defo worth going for the £52.59 model over all the others...? So much for a simple answer, must admit the thread has made me laugh at times.
  23. I've given up lol, I'm not argueing with malmental anymore. Enjoy your card, whatever you decide to buy. :)
  24. sparkyshark said:
    The consensus seems to be the other models which are cheaper will do the job. However you seem to be dead against it and I'm guessing this is probably due to experience.

    It's because he doesn't know what he is talking about and should be ignored. Even current onboard video can do what you want. Listening to this guy is only going to leave you with less money.
  25. See below...
  26. i would say if your budget is around £50, either go for that GT430 or go for this sapphire HD4650 ddr2 for £41.48

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176023
  27. Such a difference of opinion's... F.S. :( I could of bought the latest top of the range card with the amount of time I've wasted researching the cards.... lol
  28. infernox_01 said:
    i would say if your budget is around £50, either go for that GT430 or go for this sapphire HD4650 ddr2 for £41.48

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176023

    He isn't gaming and his budget is as low as possible to handle HD video well. That means the HD4350. He will gain absolutely nothing by getting an HD4650 and if he goes for the GT 430 he will be paying over twice as much for some features he hasn't even hinted at needing like 3D bluray if he happens to have the drive/glasses for such.
  29. jyjjy said:
    He isn't gaming and his budget is as low as possible to handle HD video well. That means the HD4350. He will gain absolutely nothing by getting an HD4650 and if he goes for the GT 430 he will be paying over twice as much for some features he hasn't even hinted at needing like 3D bluray if he happens to have the drive/glasses for such.


    Thank you! someone with some common sense! :hello:
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