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[WTB] Cheap graphics card with HDMI for HTPC


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#1 ivangela

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:33 AM

Salutations all,

I'm looking for a cheap GC for my bro-in-law to put in his POS HP that he is now using as a HTPC. All he needs is  to stream Netflix in 1080p and carry sound to his TV. His TV has an HDMI in so I figured that would be easiest.

Thoughts and availability?

 

PS He's running a dual care E5500 @ 2.8GHz with 4GB RAM and Win7 home premium


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#2 AZNguyen

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 01:29 PM

Better off just buying a brand new one for $30 - rebate. Another option would be a $25-30 Chromecast and do away with the HTPC or turn it into a storage server.


Edited by AZNguyen, 27 July 2014 - 01:32 PM.

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#3 ivangela

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:45 PM

Better off just buying a brand new one for $30 - rebate. Another option would be a $25-30 Chromecast and do away with the HTPC or turn it into a storage server.

Any recommendations for a $30 GC?

They have their PC hooked up to the TV now, as that is their monitor, but they use crappy PC speakers hooked up to the onboard sound.

The TV sound is way better.


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:21 PM

Here you go

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121476


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

and that card works well i have one on my AMD E-350 rig and it works very well.... no issues with anything


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#6 AZNguyen

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

$10 after MIR, if you want to risk that not going through. Just make sure you send them everything. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814131338

 

Newegg search set for lowest price + 1x HDMI. Looks like its either going to be a Geforce 210 or Radeon 5450 at $30 mark.

http://www.newegg.co...DMI&Order=PRICE

 

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Also check eBay if you find a model you want, but not the price. I think there are like 1-2 used models for $15 when I did a quick search for 5450.


Edited by AZNguyen, 28 July 2014 - 01:05 PM.

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HTPC || Intel Celeron G530 || Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 || G.Skill 4GB || CM Elite 460W ||

NAS || Intel Pentium G630 || Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 || G.Skill 16GB || Corsair CX430 || IBM M1015 || 21 TB Storage ||