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    Best PCI-E Low Profile card

    Im gonna change my HTPC over to an x3800 and PCI-E.

    Whats the best PCI-E card to be had for ~£30 or less?

    The options so far:
    256mb XFX 8400GS £34
    512mb XFX 7300GS £33
    256mb Zotac 7300LE £26
    Something else?

    ATi seem very thin on the ground when it comes to low profile cards.

    Prices are taken from CCL. Scan seem to have almost no low profile cards in stock!

    This will be connected to a 32" HDTV at 1366x768. Would these cards run Pro Evo 6 at this resolution?

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    hmm, unfortunatly its well otu of your price range, but its ideal for your purpose

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/121176

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    Funnily enough I was just looking at that.

    HDMI would be a bonus, but the cards Ive seen that support it and low profile are the x1600 and the 7600GS - both too pricey for me.

    What the release date of the 2400 series? Theres a low profile Club3D HD2400 Pro with HDMI coming out at some point.
    Last edited by s_kinton; 12-07-2007 at 02:59 PM.

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    the 2400 seems pretty crippled from what i can see

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=9187&page=9

    thats areview of the 2400xt (so the pro will be slower)

    and there is a review with a 1650pro in it (so the x1600 will be slightly slower i think)

    not exactly apples to apples, but i think i would still rather have the x1600
    Last edited by MrP; 12-07-2007 at 03:18 PM.

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    I might scrap the idea of playing basic games on this PC and just go for the cheapest card I can find.

    If £70+ wont get me a decent card, then ill get the cheapest and have done with it.

    The mobo has got integrated video, but its S3 Unichrome Pro with d-sub. I bet thats cack though!

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    This will be connected to a 32" HDTV at 1366x768. Would these cards run Pro Evo 6 at this resolution?
    quick question how will it be connected?
    A low end graphics card will still play most games, you just have to live with lower texture resloutions, no FSAA and other such whissels and bells.

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    At the moment its connected via d-sub as it hasnt got DVI or HDMI. HDMI or DVI to HDMIis another option. Just depends on the vga outputs of the new card really.

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    Well most of thoes cheap ones seem to come with D-sub, DVI and S-video.

    So the real question is can you live with out whissles and bells?

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