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Video card question for my HTPC

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January 9, 2012 5:49:32 AM

Right now i am looking to upgrade the graphics card on my HTPC.

as of right now i am using the built in graphics card that comes with my motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GA-H55M-UD2H LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


This is my motherboard. I have intel i5 processor.

Now for my htpc i am looking to play 40gb bluray movies flawlessly and just play any 1080p perfectly... not too worried about gaming,

my budget is 80-100$

What would be my best bet perfect playback. looking to hook this up to my 47 inch LG 3D tv, while also using my Dell 22 inch Monitor.

PLEASE HELP!
THANKS

here is some i been looking at. These say pci express 2.1, but i pretty sure they will work on my motherbaord as i only have 2.0 ...Correct???

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 9, 2012 6:00:25 AM

6670.
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January 9, 2012 6:17:54 AM

PCIE 2.1 work in 2.0 PCIE is backward compatible.And between 2.0 and 2.1 is not much diference , more marketing. Buy the cheapest 6670.
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January 9, 2012 6:31:57 AM

For gaming the GDDR5 model would be better.

But in your case, it doesn't really matter since a 6670 is overkill for just 1080p video. Even the 6450 is a massive upgrade over Intel's built in video.
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January 9, 2012 6:54:06 AM

Thanks and any other feedback is welcome!
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January 9, 2012 4:39:41 PM



No, you should have no problem fitting those, but that is a rather bad PSU, really!

If all you want is for playback of HD movies, look to a Radeon 6570 or if you are using MPC, FFDSHOW and such and want to dial in everything just right, maybe a Geforce GT 430.

For inspiration read this article about HTPC.
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January 25, 2012 7:36:54 AM

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