Best ATI AGP card for an HTPC?

madgun

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I am looking to add a decent AGP card into my HTPC. My primary usage would be to watch movies which is why I prefer Avivo as opposed to purevideo. So I need suggestions for an appropriate upgrade!
 

crawlgsx

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IMO get the Nforce 630i chipset mobo. it has building in ~7300 with HDMI video out. perfect HTPC mobo if you ask me. I have been running one for a while now with no issues at all. HDMI out to my 50" HD. Also has great audio on board if you chose not to use the HDMI (I don't use the hdmi sound).
 
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If you're just watching movies then an inexpensive 3450 is all you need. There's an ASUS card out there that can be converted to low-profile if you need that.
 

dajet24

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121273

cheapest good option

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161237

little more money for few more specs

for agp cards this probaly good as it gets. for the money and what you wanna use it for.

if you were building a new cheap HTPC i would grab a 780G AMD board and throw in a cheap x2 total cost for both items be around 100 bucks total.. course you would probaly need new ram aswell judging by your agp current mobo.
 
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