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#1 Slim Nelson

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:59 AM

Hey guys. I need a really cheap graphics card to throw into this old computer I have. All I need it to do is play videos good enough to watch.

I've found these 2 on Amazon here and here.

Will one of these be good enough or does anyone know a better one for under 30 bucks?


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Posted 25 May 2015 - 07:58 AM

You can go with anyone of the following graphics card which prices are below $30 :-

 

1.HD5450

 

2.GT 210

 

3.8400 GS



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Posted 25 May 2015 - 08:03 AM

What is the make and model of your computer, it can make a difference in what cards you can use.


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Posted 25 May 2015 - 12:29 PM

Considering that all three of the graphics cards Patricia suggested are PCI-E we really need to know the make and model of this computer.  It could possibly only take PCI or AGP cards.


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:06 AM

Considering that all three of the graphics cards Patricia suggested are PCI-E we really need to know the make and model of this computer.  It could possibly only take PCI or AGP cards.

According to me PCI graphics card are extremely bandwith limited and It is not proper for gaming purpose.If your CPU is dual core than use of Radeon HD 4670 AGP cards is perfect for you.I personally have this card in my computer and it can play modern games as well videos at lower graphical settings.



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Posted 31 May 2015 - 12:25 AM

Hey guys, seeing as the graphics cards I listed are PCI, then PCI. Lol.

 

Thanks Patricia. That 4670 is a good choice. I was able to find it on Ebay for only 22 bucks! I'll be going with this one. Many thanks.


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 08:39 AM

You haven't posted anything regarding the make and model of this computer or the motherboard.  Without this information those posting in this topic have no idea what type/s of expansion slots are available.  Please post this information so that suggestions for compatible graphics cards can be made.


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 07:31 PM

I think that hd 5450 is the best choice here (dx11 support is required for some of the latest games). Of course, if you have a PCI-E slot on your motherboard.



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:46 PM

You can go with anyone of the following graphics card which prices are below $30 :-

 

1.HD5450

 

2.GT 210

 

3.8400 GS

I used the 8400 GS to upgrade my decade old PC a while ago and it served me well. It could even do some light gaming!


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