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Is this graphics card sufficient?

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HI, I am building a new system for my parents they will basically be using it for internet, email, photo editing, and word documents. As far as I know you really don't need much graphics power for that, will this graphics card suffice? By suffice I mean will it be better than just onboard? (that may seem like a stupid question considering that any gpu will essentially reduce strain on the cpu, but I've heard stupider)
Also, a wee off topic what is a good cheap ($50 - $80) mobo that I could buy for their new intel conroe build?
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post #2 of 25
Any card that has at least SOME dedicated RAM is ALWAYS better than an integrated GPU.

Gigabyte S3. Pretty much a stripped down DS3.
post #3 of 25
that is a great card for what they are doing. and this seems like a good budget conroe board... but i dont know a whole lot about it
post #4 of 25
That GFX card will be fine.


This
is a good, cheap 965P motherboard after rebate.
 
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post #5 of 25
That GPU should be fine, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135022
that looks decent for your build
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That graphics card is better than mine, and I play WoW...

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post #7 of 25
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Alright, thanks!
Oh and about the mobo, I would like to do some moderate (as much as I can with a TTBT) overclocking, could you hook me up with something that can do that?
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post #8 of 25
The card will be more than enough.

And the Mobo that Twisted suggested looks good
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post #9 of 25
Look at the board I linked. It's exactly like it's bigger brother, the DS3, only stripped down a little.
post #10 of 25
Id say a 6600GT would be a better deal you can find them for less then 50 bucks used on ebay.
    
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