Admittedly I have been lurking more then posting and I have been super busy with life ect. Alas I have not been able to keep up with trends. So here goes with my question. I am retiring my old media pc as it has gotten rather long in the tooth and its time to step up. I have selected mobo, CPU, and memory but I am not sure which gfx card to buy. I don't need it to be able to game, as I have my main PC for that. I do however need it to run quietly, nah VERY quietly and have HDMI support. I am looking for something modest, but able to handle Blu-ray and other higher definition sources.
As I'm sure I will be asked I have selected the following:Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H 8GB G-Skill 1066 MemoryAMD X4 955BELG Blu-ray ROM/DVD-RWSeveral HDD's Antec NSK 6582B chassis
AMD 955BE - GIGABYTE 970A US3 - 16GB Patriot DDR3 - ATI 5870 eyefinity - SB XFi>JVC A-X9>JBL Control Monitor 4312A/pioneer HPM100
I would say that any mid-lo end card these days will be able to handle media playback. I would look for a card with passive cooling. As for recommending a particular card. I haven't a clue.
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