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Old 11-22-2008, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need you guy's help because I know I can depend on you guys... I'm looking for a low profile video card with an HDMI input. I need it to replace my 7300 GS because I'm using my LCD T.V. as my computer monitor... currently it's only hooked up through a VGA I/O... I'm not looking for a high end graphics card but hopefully something that works as well as the 7300 GS and probably somewhere around the [price range of 100-
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Found this:
EAH3450/DI/256M (LP) - 256MB Asus HD3450, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 800MHz GDDR2, 600MHz GPU, 40 Cores, D-Sub/ DLDVI-I/ HDMI, HDCP LP - Scan.co.uk
Not sure how good it is but it confirms in the specs that it is low profile and supports DVI, HDMI and VGA althouh it looks like it only supports VGA in full profile.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That card actually doesn't look too bad... if I could get some more reviews on it I'll look for it at Fry's if i plan on getting it
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for $100 you can get quite a good card actually, maybe sumthin like this
Newegg.com - XFX PVT96OSDFH GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 192-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
which is decent for gaming also, but if you want something very cheap just ro run a LCD through dvi, get sumthin like amd 4350.
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I would if it had two things I'm mainly looking for, an hdmi input and it has to be low profile because I have a mini tower case... I'm looking at this right now...
Newegg.com - VisionTek 900118 Radeon X1650PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
The fan as people say is loud and worst it's non variable what do you guys think? Any personal exp?
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no experience with that card. used to have a x1900xtx a while back and i can honestly say it was one of the worst cards i ever owned. i rma'd it twice because i kept getting random bsod's when i was gameing. owned it for about 6 months and then bam it died. so i gave up on ati a long time ago.

if you want something cheap with htcp capibility look at this.
Newegg.com - XFX PVT95GZAFG GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
throw on a dvi to hdmi adapter and hook it up to your tv.
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I heard tat if you throw on an dvi to hdmi adapter sound doesn't come through...
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^^True because DVI does not carry sound.
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Most ATI cards are capable of transferring sound through the DVI port. So long as you use the provided DVI HDMI adapter. As far as I m concerned, I got an HDMI port on my motherboard, so no worries there
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well my 9800gtx has a sound connector on the card that goes through the hdmi
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