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Hey there guys,
I'm building a computer for my dad since his is way too old and slow now. He does everyday computing but is looking to buy an ok GPU. He's into watching a lot of movies and probably will want some future HD from the card He wants the whole computer to cost him around $500 (he has case, dvd drive...) BTW, no gaming or anything like that for him.

Anyways can you guys recommend a good card!? I was looking at either a 8600GT, radeon 3650, radeon 3850 or 8800GS. If anything with an even lower price will do the job mentioned then please recommend it

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i'd think that the 880GS would be good... how much does it cost?
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Hey there guys,
I'm building a computer for my dad since his is way too old and slow now. He does everyday computing but is looking to buy an ok GPU. He's into watching a lot of movies and probably will want some future HD from the card He wants the whole computer to cost him around $500 (he has case, dvd drive...) BTW, no gaming or anything like that for him.

Anyways can you guys recommend a good card!? I was looking at either a 8600GT, radeon 3650, radeon 3850 or 8800GS. If anything with an even lower price will do the job mentioned then please recommend it

Best regards,
Alex
I'd say the 3650 would be best for the job...that is, unless he plans on gaming. Otherwise, the 3850 would be a good choice.
    
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I think a 8500 or 2400 will work fine if he isn't going to be gaming.
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how good are the low end cards at HD?
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how good are the low end cards at HD?
They're pretty good

Especially the Radeons
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What's the budget? And what's it for? O I see...

IMO you should put it towards a better CPU, because the CPU currently does most (if not all) of the video work.
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8600GT's are like 50 bucks now
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post #10 of 11
get a 8500GT for HD playback. avoid the G80GPU for HD playback though. it cant do as well as the 8600 or G92 GPU does.
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