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The perfect fanless HTPC graphics card

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by TheCrow, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. TheCrow

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    Just bought my self a new Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP graphics card which I fell is an ideal HTPC solution.

    It's a NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT chipset with PCIe interface.

    Completely fanless, uses large heatsinks and heatpipes so completely silent.

    Comes with a VIVO breakout box that has composite & s-video in and composite, s-video and COMPONENT outputs. I believe the component output will do HD resolutions.

    Costs around £140 inc VAT

    Thought I would let you guys know as I haven't seen any coverage of this card and Gigabytes web site seems low on info.
     
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    Where did you buy this m8?
     
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    Careful if you're getting this for use in a Claritas 390A case, I'm looking at it now and just realised I don't think the top of the case is going to go on with this graphics card installed! Boy am I having a bad day! The heatsink pipe loops round over the top of the card and looking at it I'm sure it's too high due to that pipe. I'll confirm if I ever get to putting the case top on (not looking likely right now!).

    Cheers
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    Would Pci-e cards function in a standard pci slot?

    By function, I don't just mean does it work? Does it function to the capability of the card?
     
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    PCIe cards do not work in PCI slots, they are entirely different. As different as a agp slot is to a pci slot.
     
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    Ta. Thought it would have been too good to be true.

    Anyone know any good fanless agp cards then?
     
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    i'm after a PCI-E graphics card but not got a clue what to get.
    I was told that if you want to primarily use your PC to record TV, which i do, then its the TV caputure card that is important and not the graphics card and i could get away with a £40 graphics card
    How true is this?
     
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    Synchrouk, for a good fanless AGP card try this:

    http://www.dabs.com/uk/productview?quicklinx=37Z3

    A Gigabyte Geforce 6800. I bought one last week and so far I'm very happy with its performance. I can play Half-life 2 at 1280 by 1024 with all the options on high, how it was meant to be played :D The only downside is that the card is a bit large - I only just managed to squeeze it inside my case.
    Plus it needs power unlike the more petite, but less powerful, Sapphire 9600XT AGP fanless graphics card.
     

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