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I got an older pc that I made my HTPC. It has a PCI express X16. I want multiple monitor support and good 3D performance.
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Also if there is already another thread or place for this info, link me thanks!
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It is an intel dual core win7 64 ultimate. 4gb ram, upgrading to 8. Motherboard has PCI express x16 1.5Tb internal 2tb external. Let me know what else you need to know. There are a lot of components I am upgrading. Want to start with a good solid graphics card, and go from there. Thanks!
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I'd say check out a Radeon 7750 at minimum, and probably check out a 7770 or 7790 if you want to keep it for a new machine you might buy or build.

You looking at $69-$149 probably depending on your choice. If your not gaming or doing MADVR or SVP you can get by with a 7750 (which is your only choice if you do not have a PSU that supports GPU power )

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It doesn't look like this 7770 needs direct power from the PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969
Price is right too.
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I'd say check out a Radeon 7750 at minimum, and probably check out a 7770 or 7790 if you want to keep it for a new machine you might buy or build.
You looking at $69-$149 probably depending on your choice. If your not gaming or doing MADVR or SVP you can get by with a 7750 (which is your only choice if you do not have a PSU that supports GPU power )
I would think the 7750 should be more than enough to run MadVR (maybe not at the highest settings). I have a lowly AMD 5450 with only 80 stream processors and it can run MadVR with chroma Bicubic75+Lanczos3 (no AR) 720p24 content upscaled to 1080p without issues. The 7750 has 512 stream processors.
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It doesn't look like this 7770 needs direct power from the PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969
Price is right too.
You quoted a 7770 but your link is for a 7750.
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