I mean, I'm only looking to hook this up to my TV for videos and such, no gaming at all. So with that said, obviously I want something that will run well (1920 x 1200 I believe?). Any recommendations from anyone? $50 is about an ideal budget for something like this.
that card woudl certainly fill his build. i am usually against passive cooling but if either the box has good ventilation or its only gonna be used for video playback/ web browsing and not gaming then i think it'd be fine. if your case has a side case fan though ignore this cause then you're fine
I think the Geforce 210 is your best bet.Free Shipping and it has an HDMI 1.3a port which i believe is for blu-ray.All the feedback on that card gets 5 stars,all agree it's a terrific card for watching movies.
Thanks guys, those seem perfect with two final questions to confirm:
- I can use this on my mobo which is PCI-E x16 - It does pass audio as well as video
If so, that EVGA seems like a winner to me.
You're going to be better off with a GT220 or 9500GT as the 8400GS struggles with 1080 HD playback and the GT210 is about the same spec wise.
^+1 yeah I'll also suggest the GT 220 coz G 210 is a entry level card and with 16 processors you won't be able to njoy ur htpc to the fullest, while with GT 220 for less thn 50 USD u'll hav 48 cuda processors, enough to swiftly run movies,videos with post-processing turned on to give much better picture quality.This card also has the latest video processor(VP4/VP5) embedded on it.
Yes it does pass audio with video,HDMI is meant to carry both.Just be careful witch cable you select to use,some don't deliever what they say they do.