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Well I just built a computer for my brother for some gaming, he plays games like street fighter, DMC, Some skyrim sometimes. likes a lot of RPG games too. He never plays any extremely demanding games.


Currently hes using a monitor that has a 1024x768 resolution.

CPU: Intel E5400 Dual Core
Board: EVGA 112-CK-NF77-A1
Ram: 4GB DDR2 1066Mhz
PSU: 650w BFG Tech
Video Card????? that's what i need to figure out.

So hes gaming in 1024 x 768 so its not very demanding on the video card at all. and im not looking to spend very much on one. ( I am extremely low on cash at the moment.) I want him to be able to play his games At least at Med-High Settings.

So lets say the budget is around $75.

I can buy used or new, from just about anywheres Ebay, amazon, craigslist, newegg anywhere. I would prefer used tho.

So im just seeing what people on here would recommend for me to get him with my budget.
 
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post #2 of 22
refurb GTX 280...if the PSU is in good shape
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130753

OCN marketplace...
GTX 460 768Mb $80
http://www.overclock.net/t/1357602/for-sale-or-trade-3x-gtx-460s-768mb/0_20

HD 6750 1 Gb $65
http://www.overclock.net/t/1355474/new-xfx-6750-1gb/0_20
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post #3 of 22
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would those be a bit of overkill for a 1024 x 768 resolution or would they just be enough to max it out?
 
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post #4 of 22
try Pixel View Geforce GTS 440 2048MB DDR3 128 Bit. it is around $74. try to find a store that has this product because my store already discontinue pixel view low end card biggrin.gif
post #5 of 22
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I was thinking about a gt 430 or something like that or the GTS 440 as mentioned above.i can get the gt 430 for around $30 -$40 i think at that resolution it should be able to handle most of his games pretty well temporarily.
 
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post

refurb GTX 280...if the PSU is in good shape
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130753

The GTX 280 is a pretty sweet deal IMO, better than the 7750. If he's not gaming that hard, the lack of DX11 is not that of a problem, many games still use DX9.
Edited by 99Cookies - 3/29/13 at 8:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131481R

Open box 7750 for $71

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My bad.. was in store only.. =/
Edited by ep45-ds3l - 3/29/13 at 9:22pm
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post #10 of 22
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Hey i like that. Just my price too! I think that may just be the winner.

Remember i can buy Used from pretty much anywhere to.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500 3.3Ghz ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM R2.0 Gigabyte Windforce 6850 16GB PNY Optima 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB SATA2 Hyper 212 Windows 8 & 7 x64 Acer 21.5" 1080P 
KeyboardPowerCase
Mech Compaq! Nspire 1200W or Dynex 450W Xigmatek 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4100 @4.514Ghz @1.4250v Asrock 890FX Deluxe 5  XFX 6950 2GB XXX CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600 (CML8GX3M2A1600C9B) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Hitachi 500GB SATA2 Seagate 500GB SATA2 3x 120MM 2x 92MM Fans Hyper 212 Style Cooler 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 x64  Samsung 32" Emachines 21.5" 1080P Nspire PUC1200V 1200w 
Case
Thermaltake Soprano RS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom 330 W/ HT @ 1.8Ghz Zotac IONITX-L-E NVIDIA ION Kingston 4GB 
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250GB Windows 8 x64 Samsung 32" Cheap 300W 
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