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Hello,

Presently i am having the below motherboard and processor for my HTPC setup with 32 GB Ram

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157322

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

Right now i am using Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card for viewing movies from my HTPC to my Sony HD tv. i want to play some games from it

Can someone suggest me medium to high end graphics card which has dual monitor setup ( so that i can watch movies simultaneously from my bedroom), Low power consumption and some other basic features in it
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Radeon 7790

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Price point? I'd go HD 7870 for games at now under $200 on deals. Even 7950/7970 are pretty cheap, as the new AMDs are coming in - but more heat, power, and cooling (yet very little power when idle).
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Yup ^. Those good too.

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Thanks for suggestions. i have the below PSU

http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/powersupply/silent-pro-hybrid/silent-pro-hybrid-1050w.html


is Radeon 7870 and 7950/7970 consumes lot of power ( will my electricity bill be more) ?, what about other graphics cards like ATI and Nvidia graphocs cards ?
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Check out the article "Best Graphics Cards For The Money" on Tom's Hardware
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html
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Check out the article "Best Graphics Cards For The Money" on Tom's Hardware
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

Well he is not doing mega video gaming so sometimes gaming is not important.

For instance I would tend to like Nvidia better for gaming, but it's really not as good for HTPC or MadVR.

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if i get Radeon 7970, what about the power consumption for this card ?
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if i get Radeon 7970, what about the power consumption for this card ?

It all depends on how much you plan on gaming. All these cards have very low idle power consumption. You are not going to notice a difference in your power bill by playing a few games with any newer graphics card on 28nm process. Get the card with the most performance that suits your needs/budget, so long as you have a well vented case and heat dissipation won't be an issue. 7970 is a great deal now if found for $300 and under.

Also, your power supply is gross overkill for even two 7970's in crossfire.

What case are you using?
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It all depends on how much you plan on gaming. All these cards have very low idle power consumption. You are not going to notice a difference in your power bill by playing a few games with any newer graphics card on 28nm process. Get the card with the most performance that suits your needs/budget, so long as you have a well vented case and heat dissipation won't be an issue. 7970 is a great deal now if found for $300 and under.

Also, your power supply is gross overkill for even two 7970's in crossfire.

What case are you using?

Thanks for the reply. I am using Cosmos cooler master Ultra tower (url: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Cosmos-II-RC-1200-KKN1/dp/B006P88VNE )
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Careful with that case and card choice. That case is small and it has clearance issues biggrin.gif

Seriously it will fit any card you want.

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Careful with that case and card choice. That case is small and it has clearance issues biggrin.gif

Seriously it will fit any card you want.

yup. i know you are the one who suggested me this case
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Wow 32GB of RAM? If this machine is only for gaming and HTPC duty, that is overkill IMO. Not to mention you're looking for low power consumption cards and then disregard the power needed for RAM, just doesn't make sense to me.
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Too late, you don't want a 7970 any more. R9 290x is out and beats the 780 for $100 less...
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Too late, you don't want a 7970 any more. R9 290x is out and beats the 780 for $100 less...

Still a great card if can be had for $300 or less. Also, FYI the R280x is a 7970 rebrand for $299.
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Too late, you don't want a 7970 any more. R9 290x is out and beats the 780 for $100 less...
It does beat it, but at the expense of considerably more noise and heat. Is still an awesome card compared to the price of a Titan.

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