Amd or nvidia for media center + gaming quiet pc Tags: Graphics Cards Media Center Graphics Last response: May 31, 2011 12:21 PM in Graphics & Displays Share rossimi May 31, 2011 10:41:51 AM Hello, I am probably asking an age old question but I haven't found a satisfactory answer yet. I am planning to build a PC which will serve two equally important functions. It will be attached to my 50" plasma and serve as a media center. And for that purpose it has to be as quiet as possible. I will also use it to play videogames, and for that use case I don't care how much noise it produces, provided it's quiet when I watch movies. I am under the impression that AMD cards produce more fps per watt.. and that they are generally less energy demanding. What does the community think of that? Is it still generally true? If not what kind of card do you suggest for the purpose described? I can spend up to $400 for the card alone. Any other suggestions / links to build a super quiet PC (non liquid cooled) are most welcome. Thanks! Michele More about : amd nvidia media center gaming quiet | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Griffolion Graphics card Authority May 31, 2011 10:44:20 AM What kind of video games at how high settings? Is this media centre PC going to be a standard micro-ATX or mini-ITX based build or a low profile style build (looks like a TV Amp receiver). | Report abuse sayantan Graphics card Expert May 31, 2011 11:07:06 AM At what resolution you would be playing games?? | Report abuse rossimi May 31, 2011 11:41:31 AM hi, I would like to play games in full hd - 1920x1080, perfect for a plasma tv. The type of games I like tend to be FPS such as COD. I am not too bothered about the size of the PC case. I am quite happy with a standard form factor - I can't quote form factor names though as I don't know a lot about them. | Report abuse Griffolion Graphics card Authority May 31, 2011 12:21:33 PM I personally advise a shoebox Mini-ITX form factor. You get the tinyness needed for a media PC, with the ability to house a full graphics card for gaming. I personally recommend the GTX 560Ti, great gaming performance and really good performance per watt. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Amd or nvidia for media center + gaming quiet pc> Related ressources: ForumMedia Center and Gaming PC , budget is negotiable ForumMedia Center PC ForumBudget Media Center PC ForumMedia Center PC - Nvidia ION Forum$650 Initial DVR/ Media Center with Upgrade Options to ~$1200 Gaming PC ForumGaming\Media Center PC 1300-1500 Forum£500 media center/gaming pc first time build ForumNew Gaming Media Center PC build Help ForumFirst build: quiet , slim, just for media ... ForumHas anyone cast away Cable/Sat for a Media Center PC ? ForumMedia Center + Work PC ($750) ForumMedia pc , small, powerful and quiet Forum3D Tv / Media Center PC Build First Build ForumUpgrading to make 2 computers - gaming rig and media center rig - CPU? ForumMedia Center PC ForumEVGA FTW or Gigabyte GTX 670? ForumNvidia GeForce GTX 580 Temperature ForumBest gaming vid card for $150-160 range? ForumATI And Nvidia Conflict After Game Installation? ForumNvidia 485 or ATI 6970M More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !