The topic says most of it. I currently have a Fanless Radeon 3650 512MB DDR2 graphics card by Sapphire. Clearly, I don't do any intense gaming. I would like to replace it with a similarly fanless card that will support my two DVI monitors plus let me run HDMI to a HD television. The name Zotac keeps popping up in my searches; I've never heard of them before.
Only supporting two monitors at a time is fine; I'm willing to turn the one on the right off to drive the TV. I'm more concerned with keeping my case cool and quiet than with blazing 3D performance.
Thanks in advance
EDIT: I'd be fine if I have to use an HDMI to DVI cable or even, if the DisplayPort port is the dual-mode type, a DisplayPort to DVI cable. I use one of those at work. But boy, is it expensive. I've paid less for graphics cards.
using silent cards does create more heat than a cooled card because they dissipate hot air quickly witch then goes upwards toward your cpu and so forth. silent cards don't usually last as long or preform as well as the same card that has a fan. get yourself something like a geforce gt 210 or a Hd 5450 the have many silent versions. check out the gigabyte nvidia gt 430 its cheap small powerfull enough and also cool and silent. keep in mind very very few silent card have the power to run 2 dvi monitors and hdmi so they usually just give you 1x dvi 1x hdmi and 1x vga witch is anoying but resonable hence such cards aren't powerfull enough
I hear you about heat and about lifetime. Because I have chosen low-performance cards and not run them in heavy 3D or GPU-assisted transcoding, they have outlived my PCs. I also stated that I would accept two-out-of-three running at a time, which addresses one of your other issues. You are right, but I am willing to accept these things to keep the noise down.
The Zotac card drives my HDTV at full resolution and tops out at about forty degrees Celsius. Not to shabby. It does only support two displays at a time, so I have to blank out my auxiliary screen to stream movies, but I stated in advance that I would accept that.
Curiously, the outputs are set up with the mini-HDMI between the two DVI plugs, and so tightly spaced that I had to take a knife to the mini-HDMI connector and shave plastic off both sides.