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Old 08-02-10, 06:21 PM
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ATI's Radeon HD 5450

I was doing a case modding for a desktop pc and wanted to give it a bit of umphf!

I was wondering if the ATI's Radeon HD 5450 was any good for gaming /performance (TH link )

The GC must be in a moderate price range (around 150 top?) and not a 3'000'000 mile long card or it won't fit, any ideas?

Since it's a HTPC it would be BEST to have something that doesn't sound like a tornado or produce furnace heat

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Old 09-02-10, 02:26 PM
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for around 150 (im guessing euro's) a 4870 or5770 would probably be the best, or a bit more for a 4890 would be good.

What is the rest of your pc's spec?
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Old 09-02-10, 04:16 PM
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1 Swiss franc = around 0.95U.S. dollars so it's less than 150 euro's but you should be able to get a pretty capable card for that money. Something better than a 5450 for sure
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Old 09-02-10, 04:52 PM
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ah, well about £90 then, a 4770 or 4850 (basicaly the same performance) would probably be the best bet then, around 3 or 4 times better than the 5450 in most games, and better than a 9800gtx/gts 250 for less cost.
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Old 09-02-10, 05:11 PM
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does it have to be a low profile card?
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Old 09-02-10, 08:12 PM
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well it would be BEST to have a SMALL one cause the case i'm building is "as small as you can make it". So a low profile one would be best. btw price is NOT an issue since i'm not the one cashing out some deep pocket snob asked me to build one up.

still pondering if to go Mini/Micro ATX or a normal one.

performance/noise > size > cost
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Old 09-02-10, 08:37 PM
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The 5570 smokes the 5450 for gaming, and it costs only about $25 to $35 U.S. dollars more. (depending on which brand of 5450)
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