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Hi, Im hoping somebody can help me... Im planning on transforming my old desktop into a small media center pc and Im currently looking for a cheap low to mid-range graphics card with HDMI out (tha…
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Hi, Im hoping somebody can help me...

Im planning on transforming my old desktop into a small media center pc and Im currently looking for a cheap low to mid-range graphics card with HDMI out (that can handle 1080p) to connect to my TV....Im after a HDCP compatible GPU which can handle CSS/Half-Life 2 at a decent FPS rate (Nothing anymore demanding than that...)...Also, preferably a PCI interface because Im not 100% sure if my pc can take a PCI-E cards (need to open the pc up yet and have a look)...

Can somebody point me in the right direction as to where I can get one from? (Are there any other specifications I should be looking for, that I have missed?)...Looking to spend no more than £40...Thanks
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Keep tuned in on here.

We've had five or six good graphics card deals in the past 5 days or so.

Or take a look at Play.com, plenty of well priced cards on there.
#2
Also, preferably a PCI interface because Im not 100% sure if my pc can take a PCI-E cards (need to open the pc up yet and have a look)


If by some twist of fate your PC only takes PCI - forget it.

I would definitely double check as your motherboard should be able to take either AGPor PCI-E depending on the age. Download CPU-Z and it'll tell you a lot about your machine without actually having to open it.
#3
Just thought I'll let you know that Counter Strike: Source highly depends on your CPU rather than the GPU - so you wouldn't see a big difference between your current performance and upgraded performance.
#4
Does the HDMI signal need to carry sound as well? If not then any card with DVI will do as a DVI to HDMI lead will work on anything.

If sound is required then you may be pushing your luck if you've only got PCI or PCI-E 1x and no AGP or PCI-E 16x slots as you'd need a fairly recent card and it's mostly old chips that are availible for those slots.
#5
I had a look today and saw that my mobo can only take AGP...So Im looking for a graphics card that has a AGP interface with hdmi out (with hdcp) and can handle 5.1 surround sound...Im not sure if these cards exist but if they do can somebody point one out? Thanks

EDIT:

A caard similar to this would be ideal
http://www.hisdigital.com/gb/product2-64.shtml
#6
badboy123
I had a look today and saw that my mobo can only take AGP...So Im looking for a graphics card that has a AGP interface with hdmi out (with hdcp) and can handle 5.1 surround sound...Im not sure if these cards exist but if they do can somebody point one out? Thanks

EDIT:

A caard similar to this would be ideal
http://www.hisdigital.com/gb/product2-64.shtml


Yeah, a Radeon 2000 or 3000 series would do and are availible in AGP. There are a couple of HD3650s availible for around £60 with Asus doing a passively cooled silent one if your case is well cooled. The 3450 should be availible for around £40, but I think that might lack a couple of features compared to the 3650 (although I can't remember what).

Do check that the cards come with ATI's DVI to HDMI converter as that's required for the sound, a normal one won't work.
#7
I was looking at the Sapphire homepage and found this product matrix:

http://www1.sapphiretech.com/en/productfiles/matrix-vga-1.xls

The worrying thing is that as listed the AGP versions of the HD 3650 and 3850 are not listed as being HDMI compatible (whereas others are listed as 'via adaptor'). Open the linked spreadsheet and go to the HD 3KSeries worksheet and columns Y and Z. It's also the same case for the 2K Series (columns L and M - HD 2400 PRO).

I'm hoping this information is wrong for your sake!

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