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Old 01-17-09, 09:32 PM   #2
Xion X2
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Default Re: Help me choose a card for my HTPC!

Originally Posted by |MaguS| View Post
So I want to turn my HTPC into a gaming capable HTPC. I am currently using an onboard gpu that just wont cut it. I want a single card solution that will be able to pass audio through HDMI aswell as video. If it can't then it's no good for me...

I was thinking about getting the 4870 1GB or a GTX 260 but I don't know the performance they will provide at 1080p. Im not an AA ***** so as long as it can play most games smoothly, I would be happy. I don't want to spend more then $250 and I don't care for multiple card support.

Do you all think I could find a GTX 280 at that price? Lowest I found new was $300 or used for $275.
My 260 works great as a blu-ray equipped HTPC. Using PowerDVD 8. I'm using a sound card, though, so I can't speak for the HDMI audio.

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