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Old 02-19-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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I'm not a gamer but a serious movie watcher. My computer monitor and TV both have HDMI.
I was thinking of getting one or two of this one > http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/02G-P4-3651.pdf

What ya'll think?
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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It would be overkill for just watching videos and you'd need an adapter to get to hdmi. I hadnt had any problems with 1080p video with current level integrated graphics, hd4000, are you having problems with your i7? Do you play directly from bluerays or ripped copies?

I use this whenever I'm looking at graphics cards:

Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart : Best Graphics Cards For The Money: January 2013

Anything from the top ten boxes, ati or nvidia should be enough for your needs. Just try to find one with a fill sized hdmi port to avoid having to use converters.
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No, no problems. Just looking.
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The 7770 will probably do everything you want it to do at a lower price. And if you're just lookin, take a look at the gtx Titan, I bet it will be able to make a great grilled cheese sandwich with as much heat as it puts off
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I'm not a gamer but a serious movie watcher. My computer monitor and TV both have HDMI.
I was thinking of getting one or two of this one > http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/02G-P4-3651.pdf

What ya'll think?
SLI or Crossfire you wont need seti something like the HD 7*** series or the GTX 6** series should do all you need ... Im using the ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti and found it does all I want.

> http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
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OK done deal. The 650 ti it is. If I order it tonight it should be here by Friday. And a flipping media card reader...
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You wont be sorry this is the one I bought > ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB GDDR5 <font color="red">Free Game: AC3</font> | GTX650TI-1GD5
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EVGA 02G-P4-3651-KR Video Card - Newegg.com
Getting that one. Only bad thing said about it is the fan's a little loud. In my beastly case I'll never hear it.
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That should work fine
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