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Old April 13, 2010, 08:23 AM
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Default looking for the best slient PCI-E GPU in current market

not for gaming purpose but has to be better than EN8400GS (which currently being used in my PC) and do not require HDMI

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Old April 13, 2010, 08:31 AM
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How about a 9800GT passive?
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GV-N98TSL-1GI GeForce 9800 GT 1GB Silent Cell 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Or on the AMD side, a 4670 passive:
Newegg.ca - HIS H467PR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

You could also try putting a good GPU heatsink (like a Thermalright HR-03GT) on a more powerful card for passive use, but you would need a case with decent airflow to prevent it from overheating.
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I'll second the 4670 passive cooled. I built a budget machine with one for a customer and they love it. Not a game-crusher, but they say they can play Oblivion almost maxed and FSX on medium.
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Old April 13, 2010, 03:22 PM
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What about a Sapphire Vapor X 5750? 161$
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If you want a more powerful card then there is always the powercolor HD 5750 passive. Its not in stock at ncix, but here is a link to it (I am sure it can be found somewhere).

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I am using the second one and I am very happy with it (them) since I am running a xfire setup. This card is silent and plenty powerful to play games if the need ever arise. One thing to note, you need a good ventilated case because they do produce quite a bit of heat. I have not tried other passively cooled GPU but I assume that it should be the case with other similar product. A less powerful GPU will produce less heat and this might come a none issue.
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Any of Sapphires Vapor-X or Toxic line would suit your needs very well with much better performance then passively cooled cards. I can't even hear my 5850 Toxic, virtually silent even under full load.
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Thx all... most of you suggested ATi ones and how would you compare those with this?
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Looking at the specs, that 240 looks like its been neutered pretty badly, I'd say go with somebody's suggestion here and not the Asus. Performance wouldn't be significantly better than your 8400 IMHO, whereas pretty much everything else mentioned here would give you a noticeable boost.
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