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Graphics Card Help

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Gavin Oliver, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Gavin Oliver

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    Hi All,

    I am looking for a ATI based graphics card with the following spec and would be interested to hear what the Forum thinks would foot the bill.
    I am not into gaming and will be using mainly to connect to HDTV to view DVD's and record using a Nebula DigiTV card.

    ATI chipset 9600
    Passive cooling
    128MB
    AGP
    DVI
    TV out
    Support for 2 Monitors
    + possibly component video adapter included.

    Gavin
     
  2. Gavin Oliver

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    Come on Guys is no one using ATI chipset 9600 without fans. How do they perform?
     
  3. Nick Cartwright

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    I have seen a couple of threads on here. I think the Saphire 9600Pro was mentioned, but I couldn't be sure.

    There are definately a few on the market without fans, and if you're just using it for DVD playback then I think any except the SE model are more than adequate.

    I've just swapped to nVidia as TheaterTek v2.0 will use nVidia decoders and people on the TT forum claim that the FX5700ULTRA will give benefits, but at the moment I'm having a nightmare with it so I can't recoment nVidia at all until I get a fix.

    Thanks

    Nick
     
  4. Gavin Oliver

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    Thanks Nick,

    What's wrong with the SE model?
     
  5. drummerjohn

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    Buy the 9600pro

    But Artic VGA silencer (£10 Pcworld) - yes it has a fan, but even on max you can hardly hear it. Best £10 I ever spent on my PC.
     
  6. The Dude

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    3Dconnect and sapphire 9600pros are both fanless..

    I've got the 3Dconnect and often run the PC for up to 10 hours continous without any problems..

    a 9600pro is more than good enough for DVD playback in my experience, and still pretty nifty with games too at 1024x768..
     
  7. Brogan

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    My Sapphire 9600 does all that.
    They're about £65 new.
     

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