It seem like every I go and look all as I see are people looking for a budget htpc card or a budget htpc build. Nothing wrong with that at all, I just don't do things this way.
Maybe I am a bit misunderstood on the htpc. My computer is a regular everyday case with fans on the side and the back. It's a big case with lots of room. It is my everyday computer that if called upon I would like to use for games and ht. 99% of the time it will be used for audio through my turtle beach sound card via optical to my Yammy receiver.
the 3850 ultimate is a passive solution, that doesn't generate that much heat from what I read even when overclocked.
What other card would be a possible solution that can do gaming and htpc extremely well?
I was also looking at the 3870 512mb ddr4 for around the same price.
I am currently using an 8600gt but would like to upgrade to a card with dual dvi, and is better for gaming. The consensus from what i have been reading the last 2 weeks on avs and here is that ati offers a better visual than the nvidia cards but has more problems with drivers.
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