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Old October 26, 2011, 09:16 AM
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What exactly is the 240 holding back for you? As you said you don't game and just need something that can playback HD 1080P, which the 250 does quite well.
Well right now I am good with my nVidia GTS 240. But, as I am planning on adding a second 23 inch monitor to put it side by side with my Dell 23 inch. Additionally im also planning on upgrading my current Hauppage 1250 single TV tuner for a Dual Tuner card to watch one show on my PC while I record another one (unsure if that would require a faster Video Card).

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Old October 26, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Well right now I am good with my nVidia GTS 240. But, as I am planning on adding a second 23 inch monitor to put it side by side with my Dell 23 inch. Additionally im also planning on upgrading my current Hauppage 1250 single TV tuner for a Dual Tuner card to watch one show on my PC while I record another one (unsure if that would require a faster Video Card).

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The 240 will drive two monitors , and since you are not gaming I wouldn't worry about performance from them doing that.
You shouldn't need a faster VC to do what you want witht he tuner cards either as they have their own onboard processors to decode and such.

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Old October 26, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Any graphics card that doesn't require any external power connectors will be under 75w (if I recall correctly that's all the PCIe slot can deliver). There are slightly more powerful cards than a 240 that don't require the extra power connector (hd 5670/6670), but honestly it wouldn't be worth the extra money IMO (would only help in gaming). A 240 should be able to do everything you want (should be fine for HD video). If the 240 isn't playing HD for you, then you must have other hardware/software/driver issues. What is the rest of your computer setup?

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Old October 26, 2011, 12:06 PM
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No worries. As stated by soultribunal the 240 should be good to go for 2 displays.
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Old October 27, 2011, 10:08 PM
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Thank you very much, i see that i will just stick to my own card even if and when i add a second monitor and also upgrade to a Dual TV tuner card to watch one show while i record a second one.
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Galaxy's GT 520 Silent is a good inexpensive card for multi-media. It's got good speed for 1080p video, doesn't make any noise, and has DX11 which the GT 240 would be missing.
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Old October 28, 2011, 09:46 AM
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Galaxy's GT 520 Silent is a good inexpensive card for multi-media. It's got good speed for 1080p video, doesn't make any noise, and has DX11 which the GT 240 would be missing.
He is not gaming, DX11 isn't needed.

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Can the GT520 do any moderate gaming? I'm looking at the Asus passive version. $50 @ NCIX for instance. Good deal? I thought I'd get a cheap card for mostly video play for now. Just wondering if the card could do some basic games in case I try some. Nexuiz? Anything free but maybe that one is a bit too demanding for a GT520? I wanted nvidia and cheapish... $50. Still looking for a GTX 460 1gb, though, for $100-ish. :)
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