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Hey guys I need a BUDGET recommendation for a graphics card for a friend. Primarily plays World of Warcraft so would like to get ~60 FPS @ Ultra Graphics (shadows turned all the way down).

Also presently has stock graphics card so it can't play pretty much any PC game, but would like it to be able to play Oblivion IV: Elder Scrolls on a decent graphics setting, and NBA 2k11.

The computer is a Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower, and specs can be seen here:
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/vostro-230/pd


I am trying to find a budget graphics card, range from $30-$100.

Another question is do I have to buy another watt power supply, or will the Dell one suffice?

Searching newegg I found this to be a pretty good canidate for a graphics card was wondering on your input/suggestions:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150553
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post #2 of 30
What resolution does he game with? 1080p will require a more powerful card than 720p.
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In the $100 range, you'd be best off with something like a used GTX285. Depends on your cpu, though. Also, yes, you definitely want to upgrade that PSU.
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used GTX 460 comes to mind!!!
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used GTX 460 comes to mind!!!
A bit over his budget, but yeah. If you can pick a 460 up, that's your best bet.
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Zotac 460 $115 shipped http://www.overclock.net/video/10750...tx460-1gb.html

Couple of 5770's up for sale here: http://www.overclock.net/video/10833...50-5770x3.html

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XFX Radeon 5770: A+ condition, not used for long, under warranty: $80 *

MSI Radeon 5770 Hawk: A+ condition, 5 months old, under warranty, Perfect companion for other 5770's as it has unlocked bios: $90

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post #8 of 30
6770 or a 6670 would be best IMO. My 6670 was awesome
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dell vostro PSU info:

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Power Supply:

Mini: 300W ATX, PFC or non-PFC (varies by country) with 115/230VAC line switch, 50/60 Hz
Slim: 250W ATX, Auto-ranging Active-PFC or non-PFC with 115/230VAC line switch (varies by country), 50/60 Hz
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post #10 of 30
here at newegg GeForce GTX 465

GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB
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