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So, my friend built his new pc with some leftover parts his dad had and is trying to game on it. We are students so his budget isn't very high and he'd like to spend as little as possible on a new gpu, his only requirements are that it runs most new games, even if on low at a 1280x1024 ( yeah, i know..)

So his specs are :

CPU: Pentium 4 dual core at 3.00ghz
Ram: 4 gb ddr3 1333 mhz ram
Hdd: doesn't really matter but some old 120gb drive
MB: lowest of ends msi board
GPU: ATI HD 4350

Thanks in advance, any help is appreciated!
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Not sure if that computer has pci-e or AGP video slots. So be careful there and if it has pci-e then go 7870.
 
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

Not sure if that computer has pci-e or AGP video slots. So be careful there and if it has pci-e then go 7870.

With that processor a ati HD 7750 would be more than enough.

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