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- bluray - 2011-11-25 08:31

eskro Wrote:honestly, i've got a marketing background and overall,
i've always had the sales touch!
i'm not good with small stuff. i bought and sold used cars, but not the little stuff!

eskro Wrote:just look at my ad for the GT210 --> http://goo.gl/keRMK

dont tell me it doesnt look attractive Smile
i might have to borrow your ads when i'm ready to toss my gt430 on craigslist.


- bluray - 2011-11-25 08:32

eskro Wrote:dude, your a candidate for the silent HIS HD6570!!

Sell your macroblocking GT430 Blu!! FTW!!
sorry, i'm a cooling fan person. i never think of the fanless!


- eskro - 2011-11-25 08:33

bluray Wrote:i'm not good with small stuff. i bought and sold used cars, but not the little stuff!

small stuff big stuff, same rules Tongue

bluray Wrote:i might have to borrow your ads when i'm ready to toss my gt430 on craigslist.

i'll give you a hand for sure Blu!


- eskro - 2011-11-25 08:33

bluray Wrote:sorry, i'm a cooling fan person. i never think of the fanless!

oh yeah its true, your fridge covers your HTPC's noise... Tongue

but honestly, place an ad man, its free,,,

you know your an ATi dude,


- Beer40oz - 2011-11-25 08:49

I had ATI once about 2 years ago ,,,,, trew it away..... NOW..... ATI FOR LIFE HOMIE....


- bluray - 2011-11-25 08:49

eskro Wrote:you know your an ATi dude,
i think that i got the idea on gt430 from you, and it'll be my first and my last nvidia gpu. it works flawless other than macroblock during ff/rw. i enjoy using my lesser power hd5570 than gt430 though!


- Beer40oz - 2011-11-25 08:49

eskro Wrote:small stuff big stuff, same rules Tongue



i'll give you a hand for sure Blu!


I must be drunk.... this sounds funny! Eek


- eskro - 2011-11-25 08:50

why did u threw it? which card it was?


- bcboncs - 2011-11-25 13:02

Just a thought/suggestion:

You should put the individual cost of each item because websites tend to change how much they cost and don't include shipping. Also, the overall price in the first post would be nice too.

Nice build.


- Beer40oz - 2011-11-25 20:11

eskro Wrote:why did u threw it? which card it was?


It was a 5xxx series it could of been a dud too....


- eskro - 2011-11-25 22:36

oh ok


- bmcclure937 - 2012-01-07 01:01

bluray Wrote:man, how did you manage to sale a used gt210 for $40? i need to learn some trick from you.

if anyone else want to join the bandwagon, this one is a great deal- XFX HD-645X-ZQH2 Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card.

if i can sale my gt430 for $50, i have my eyese on this hd6570- SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 1GB. Smile

I am using a GT430 in my HTPC. Curious to hear why people are selling them off to use the Radeons... enlighten me, I have not be active on the forums in quite some time.


- bluray - 2012-01-07 05:10

bmcclure937 Wrote:I am using a GT430 in my HTPC. Curious to hear why people are selling them off to use the Radeons... enlighten me, I have not be active on the forums in quite some time.
GT430+XBMC+W7= macroblocking when FF/RW. It drives many users in here crazy, and it drives my kids/wife crazy too. They keep points it to me, and say this to me everytime it happen- "dad, your HTPC is mess up". I used to be fine with it, but it's starting to get into my nerve too. I don't have any problem with my other two AMD GPU! Smile


- eskro - 2012-01-07 06:26

hi bmcclure937! long time no see Tongue

yeah the GT430 is still great!

but like already said, we were trying to find the cause
which made FF and RW functions in XBMC to display microblocking when in use..

bottom line, Nvidia GT210/GT430/GT520 all have this little issue when FF and RW.
is it a big deal? well, depends for who.
it started to get to me too in the end with my GT210...
my dog wouldn't stop to BARF when microblocking appeared on my screen...

Now i sold it, and bought a FanLess HD6450 for only $30!

so, this $30 card now not only gives me 3D playback if i'll ever need it,
but it also gives me HD-Audio passthrough!!
and specially, no more DOG barfing since im now microblocking-free!!

3 features that my $30 GT210 didnt have...


- dannycorker - 2012-01-12 01:06

eskro Wrote:hi bmcclure937! long time no see Tongue

yeah the GT430 is still great!

but like already said, we were trying to find the cause
which made FF and RW functions in XBMC to display microblocking when in use..

bottom line, Nvidia GT210/GT430/GT520 all have this little issue when FF and RW.
is it a big deal? well, depends for who.
it started to get to me too in the end with my GT210...
my dog wouldn't stop to BARF when microblocking appeared on my screen...

Now i sold it, and bought a FanLess HD6450 for only $30!

so, this $30 card now not only gives me 3D playback if i'll ever need it,
but it also gives me HD-Audio passthrough!!
and specially, no more DOG barfing since im now microblocking-free!!

3 features that my $30 GT210 didnt have...

Availability of computer components seems to come and go in an instant here in the UK - I'm planning to finally start building a dedicated HTPC over the next 6 months or so, should I buy a 6450 now whilst I can definitely get it rather than waiting?

http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-ati-radeon-6450-hd-625mhz-1gb-pci-express-2-1-hdmi-7J36.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product+search&utm_content=Q200

Fed up of putting together builds and then the components not being available when I try to buy them! So might do it bit by bit for now.