Is fan noise a concern? If so, you may want to step up to something with a more substantial cooler, if it will fit. The problem with the 7750 is its built as a budget card, so they don't always equip them with better coolers, and when they do, the 7770 may be similar in price. I'd look at all of the 7750/7770/7790 line and buy the one that fits with the best cooling setup. The 7790 may run cooler but I haven't looked a reviews in a while. I prefer rear exhaust in an HTPC box but it's hard to tell from pics because what may appear to be a rear exhaust could be a shroud that just looks like it pushes air out the back, but it really doesn't.