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Looking for the best graphics card for my system.
PSU is by High Power
HP-500-G12S
AC INPUT : 100-240V (Full Range) Frequency: 47-63Hz
Maximum Input Current: 8A
Voltage
-+12V1---+12V2----+5V-----+3.3V-----12V-----+5Vsb
Max
-18A--------18A------25A------25A------0.3A------2.5A
Regulation
-+ 5%----+ 5%----+ 5%----+ 5%----+ 10%----+ 5%
Ripple & Noise
-200mV---200mV--100mV--100mV--200mV---100mV
Max Output
------432W-------------150W-----------3.6W----12.5W
Total Power
500W

Currently I have a Nvidia Geforce 8600 GTS. Has dual dvi and s video output. No Complaints! However, what I am looing for is VGA and HDMI outputs.
My Monitor is a Samsung LED 19".
I have a Dell XPS 410.
My pcie is 1.1
q6700 for cpu
ddr-2 800mhz @ 8 gig
Windows 7 Professional

I am currently using an adapter. ( dvi-vga ). That is not the point. I would like to use the hdmi for both video and audio.
I watch blue ray, etc... The only game that is played is "Men of War" (entire series). On my other 410 I use the vga to monitor, and hdmi to LCD for movies. I am using a AMD card for that one, and yes I did try to use same card for second 410, but unfortunetly it will not load amd drivers. WHY? Don't know, don't care, tried everything, and gave up.
So .... this piticular 410 likes Nvidia and thats fine. I would just like an opion on which Nvidia with Hdmi out would be the best for my system.

sincerely,

Ken
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  1. do you just want to change it to get different ports? if so, you should buy adapters.
    what kind of dvi does your video card use? DVI-A/D/I , dual link or single link?
  2. I am currently using an adapter. ( dvi-vga ). That is not the point. I would like to use the hdmi for both video and audio.
    I watch blue ray, etc... The only game that is played is "Men of War" (entire series). On my other 410 I use the vga to monitor, and hdmi to LCD for movies. I am using a AMD card for that one, and yes I did try to use same card for second 410, but unfortunetly it will not load amd drivers. WHY? Don't know, don't care, tried everything, and gave up.
    So .... this piticular 410 likes Nvidia and thats fine. I would just like an opion on which Nvidia with Hdmi out would be the best for my system.

    sincerely,

    Ken
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131481&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    decent graphics cards can be expensive.


    are you using an LCD TV or an LCD monitor with built in speakers?
  4. lxgoldsmith said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131481&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    decent graphics cards can be expensive.


    are you using an LCD TV or an LCD monitor with built in speakers?



    I am using a 19" Samsung LED TV with built in speakers as a monitor. Thats why I want to use HDMI, with a card that can feed both audio and video. I can play games, or watch a Blue Ray, etc...
  5. OK, then either get a video card

    or plug in an aux cable to your TV: http://www.amazon.com/RiteAV-Feet-3-5mm-Stereo-Cable/dp/B000V0G2C4/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361915273&sr=1-3&keywords=aux+to+rca
    then change the audio input on the TV if necessary

    or this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-Series-Digital-AUD-2362/dp/B0033039BG/ref=pd_cp_pc_1
    +
    http://www.amazon.com/RiteAV-Feet-3-5mm-Stereo-Cable/dp/B000V0G2C4/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361915273&sr=1-3&keywords=aux+to+rca


    It's better to change a graphics card when you need a better graphics card and buy adapters when you need a different output
  6. lxgoldsmith said:
    OK, then either get a video card

    or plug in an aux cable to your TV: http://www.amazon.com/RiteAV-Feet-3-5mm-Stereo-Cable/dp/B000V0G2C4/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361915273&sr=1-3&keywords=aux+to+rca
    then change the audio input on the TV if necessary

    or this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-Series-Digital-AUD-2362/dp/B0033039BG/ref=pd_cp_pc_1
    +
    http://www.amazon.com/RiteAV-Feet-3-5mm-Stereo-Cable/dp/B000V0G2C4/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361915273&sr=1-3&keywords=aux+to+rca


    It's better to change a graphics card when you need a better graphics card and buy adapters when you need a different output



    Hummm...,

    Not interested in adapters or cables. I guess if you can't help me I'll just wing it. Remember Nvidia only.
    My budget is $135.00.
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  8. lxgoldsmith said:


    I installed a 550 ti, made by gigabyte. Works fine. Has HDMI and VGA outputs.
    I also installed the PowerColor AX7770 on the other 410, both cards work great!
    Thanks lxgoldsmith

    Thanks
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