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Cheap HTPC card with HDMI

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month

BUDGET RANGE: $50 before rebates - the cheaper the better

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HTPC card - for streaming Netflix to a 1080p TV over HDMI

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:

GPU -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134080

PSU - Antec 400W with no PCIE connecters

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Motherboard is a ASUS P5LD2 R2.0 LGA 775 Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard with a Pentium E2200. Running XP with 3GB of RAM.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125378 - This is the card I'm currently looking at


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920X1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Right now, I'm using an HDMI to DVI cable to get picture, but the goal I want to achieve is also have the sound run through the graphics card so I can ditch the computer speakers that are hooked up and just use the TV's speakers. If my current GPU can do this , I would appreciate the tips on how to acheive this.
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  1. I am not experienced in the HTPC area at all, but I see many guys doing good builds oriented towards Quick Sync - meaning a i3 CPU a Hxx mobo and no graphics card at all - using the built in the processor Intel solution which has incredible video acceleration on VC1, h264 avc
  2. onboard graphics, llano, Intel 3000HD, 5670 are all good choices and should be suitable for your needs.
  3. Here's a good geforce 210 with HDMI for $40 before and $30 after rebates:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125296

    Has the HDMI out to carry the sound to your TV.
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  6. Thanks. I wasn't too far off on my thinking. I knew the newer ATI's did it, but wasn't certain overall. Now, just need to order one once I get paid again.
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