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Recycled Parts HTPC build-in need of video card advice

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October 28, 2012 11:50:13 PM

400w MATX PSU
EVGA MATX mobo
Intel i3 540 2.93ghz
Pioneer BlueRay
500GB 7200rpm HD
Silverstone ML03 slim case

I am looking for a low profile Video card with an HDMI output that I can watch Starcraft Steams at 2560x1600(1900x1260HD) on a 46" Samsung 6100series TV. I do not plan on doing any gaming on this computer, just want to be able to watch steams and blue rays in 1080p. Any advice? MAX dimensions can be 7.65" x 3.15" x 1.15"

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card (100326LP )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This seems to be the best I can find for my PSU, any of you PC junkies know of a better one? I would prefer to stay under $150.

-Vaala
October 29, 2012 12:16:15 AM

You really don't need a very fast video card to stream 1080p video... as long as you have HDCP support (needed to play back blu-ray) and enough VRAM (1GB is probably fine), practically any card will do. I think this one's a good option for a HTPC, since it is fanless and really cheap. It's not better than the one you listed, but it should do the job just as well and is a lot cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 4, 2012 11:26:53 PM

Went with the 5450, its done everything I need so far! thanks!
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