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Master Geek


# 48521 15-Nov-2009 11:08
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As I mentioned in a previous thread I am building a shuttle-based HTPC. Unfortunately, but choice of video card - the Palit 9400 GT Silent seems to be out of stock everywhere, with no ETA on availability. 


So I am searching for an alternative. 


Ideally, I'd like a fanless card. But it looks as if this is impossible, as I am unable to find any single slot cards that match my criteria... which are:


1. Fanless
2. Geforce 9400 GT or better
3. Single width PCI-E 


I'm willing to compromise on criteria 1 (perhaps a card with a fairly quiet fan).


Can anyone help? I'm really running out of ideas.


Nigel

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Ultimate Geek


  # 273186 15-Nov-2009 12:20
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Hi Nigel

This is the card I had in my Shuttle HTPC:

http://www.leadtek.com/eng/3d_graphic/overview.asp?pronameid=279&lineid=1&act=1

This card is getting on a bit now, but like you say, it MUST be fanless...

If you get stuck and need to tide you over I have this card sitting here doing nothing - let me know.




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  # 273380 16-Nov-2009 08:32
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I had the old Asus 7600GS silent in my shuttle before the 8600GTS and then now the 4650 came along.


It was a good card and capable of H264 playback/pureview but i'm not sure if it's compatible with NZs Freeview as I couldn't find it in the list here




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  # 273515 16-Nov-2009 14:19
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Hi guys,

Thanks for the feedback and the kind offer. I ended up going with:

Leadtek WinFast PX9500 GT, HDMI Video Card, GeForce 9500 GT, 512MB, DDR2, PCIe-16, TV out, DVI, HDTV, Low profile

Unfortunately it does have a fan, but I'm hoping that HD decoding is reasonably easy for work it, and it stays fairly quiet.

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Geek


  # 273746 17-Nov-2009 09:14
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Hi there - grateful if you can post re the noise of this card when you get it set up and get a moment. I'm looking at it myself but have a few reservations about the noise.

Cheers



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Master Geek


  # 275301 22-Nov-2009 21:40
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The noise isn't too bad. It's certainly not silent.

But it's quieter than the old skool Pentium 4 unit I had before. But this is a rather poor comparison.


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