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430 is plenty... efficiency is moot, just wasting more energy from the wall, not how much the unit can produce. And I was specifically recommending it for this case. If he's looking for a GPU that can run of of PCIe power, he's not going to be running multiple cards anytime soon, lol.

Not meaning to debate at all.

But: Say he gets a taste of a little bit of power and wants to play more games and get a few more frames, he may need to upgrade another PSU, then get a better GPU.

Then again, what CPU does he have? And any other parts to the computer? (Fans/drives use less than 10W per item)
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post #12 of 18
ASUS GeForce GTX 650-E or Radeon HD 7750 (in case of AMD) are the fastest card available to consumers. And in case you would like to know, there's a Triplex Radeon HD 7850S 2GB but that's only available to OEMs.
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My girlfriend's old Geforce 9800GT (not GTS) ran purely from the PCI-E slot. It's not very powerful for today's games, but for many older games it worked like a champ. If you only lived closer, I would have gladly sold it for very cheap. frown.gif
    
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What does he have now, computer wise?

He has a Core2 Duo
4GB of 800 RAM
and onboard Graphics

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My girlfriend's old Geforce 9800GT (not GTS) ran purely from the PCI-E slot. It's not very powerful for today's games, but for many older games it worked like a champ. If you only lived closer, I would have gladly sold it for very cheap. frown.gif

Thanks for the offer, I'll have a look around the market place too.

I really don't want too change his PSU it just won't be worth it for him in the long run, if he decides he likes playing games on the PC I'm sure he'll want too upgrade his PC in a year or two himself. So I'm sticking too what I can get him that don't require PCI-E connectors smile.gif

The GT640 might be within budget, what ATI alternatives are there as they may be a little bit cheeper.

Thanks again for everyones contributions so far
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post #15 of 18
Nothing is cheaper than the 7750, though you can try to find used ones. There are also 6670s from last gen, but you may be hard pressed to find them in retail.
    
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post #16 of 18
Edited because I saw UK.

You could try a 5670/6670. You can get them pretty cheap.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/VTX3D-Graphics-Express-CrossFireX-Technology/dp/B009KSLBPQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1371980122&sr=8-2&keywords=radeon+6670

Just under £40.00. Would work really well for that res.
Edited by salamachaa - 6/23/13 at 2:36am
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post #17 of 18
An HD6670 can max Duke Nukem Forever without a sweat at HD 1080p.
Since he will be using a low resolution, the newer Tomb Raider will also run fine.

get an HD6670 or GT640 at most, because anything faster will probably get bottlenecked by the core2 dualcore, unless he has one of the high clock versions like E8400.
A cheaper alternative would be a used HD5670 or GTS450
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post #18 of 18
The GTS 640 http://amzn.to/15fWn8B is a nice choice.
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