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Hey guys...

 

Looking for some suggestions for an ATI video card for my 690V based HTPC

 

what do you think about this card?

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102103

 

good enough ? or bad choice?

 

I dont need a balls out card just something better than the 1200 onboard video...and it needs to have DVI output

 

posted in the WTB section but seems nobody has any used stuff for cheap...lol

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sweet I am off to buy it.....

 

I got a deal on a used x1950 pro turbo 256mb for 95.00 shipped but thought I really dont need that big/huge card

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How come you went with ATI? I figured you might want a TV tuner integrated card, but looking at that link it's just a GPU...

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Well when I had the 1st Gigabyte 690V board it didnt like nvidia cards at all...all of them resulted in huge 400x200 res...they just didnt play nice...

 

So I figured for the HTPC i'll just keep it the same...ATI chipset and ATI video...should work better that way I hope....Havent use ATI in a long time and I have several nvidia cards but will just use something decent....

 

I didnt opt for a all-in wonder card (but I could) because I have the Encore tuner card from the thermaltake HTPC....

 

If you link me a decent card I will consider it...for all-in wonder that will do everything the Encore does...;)

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Ha, the last ATI card I had was a 9600XT, so I can't recommend anything.

 

I was just curious why you went that route, but if you do end up with an AIO card, I call dibs on that ENCORE tuner ;)

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Hey guys...

 

Looking for some suggestions for an ATI video card for my 690V based HTPC

 

what do you think about this card?

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102103

 

good enough ? or bad choice?

 

I dont need a balls out card just something better than the 1200 onboard video...and it needs to have DVI output

 

posted in the WTB section but seems nobody has any used stuff for cheap...lol

 

Saw this at Buy.com, twice the memory. Can't recommend but think it's worth looking at. http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=...070&dcaid=17070

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Thanks for the link....

 

I might take a All-in-Wonder card but I didnt see one in the 2000 series cards at the egg so it may not happen unless someone knows something I dont?

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