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HTPC Card to play steam and watch films

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by easyrider, 13 Nov 2013.

  1. easyrider

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    Thinking of installing steam on my HTPC.

    i7 [email protected] 2.4ghz
    6GB DDR 3 1600
    SSD
    AMD 6450 GFX :p

    Now the 6450 has been fine for 1080p MKV playbak on my Panasonic Plasma But I fancy a bit of gaming installing steam and having a play.

    Budget around 100 ish so I'm think a 2GB 7850 is the way to go? Over the R7 260 both @ 119.99?
     
    Last edited: 13 Nov 2013
  2. Gregster

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    Spot on with that 7850. Great little card :)
     
  3. gurusan

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    my overclocked 7850 is running bf4 on ultra and it's quite playable even in multiplayer....really stunning cards considering the cost. Without overclocking I'd get at least a 7870
     
  4. easyrider

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    how loud are the 7850's?
     
  5. gurusan

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    It's an ATI card....so don't buy a reference model and you're good :p
     
  6. easyrider

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  7. easyrider

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    Now the R9 270 is the card to get over the 7850...