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I have a couple Dell GX280 desktops and I was thinking about bringing one to my birthday party so one of my friends could game on the PC with my other friend who has a Q9550 and a 9600GT. Now, we will only be playing "Source" games, stuff like TF2 but mostly Garry's Mod. We won't be doing anything major that takes a hell of a lot of CPU usage, because the GX280 has a 2.8GHZ Pentium 4 and I will try to add 512MB of RAM. What graphics card would be best for this situation? The GX280 has a PSU that says 300w but I think it can take 150w fine(tested), so no PCI-E power plug cards. Loking to pay under $10.00 for the card itself+shipping.

Would this work?
    
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I'm running on a gx280(Sig rig). CPU sucks at source, in DOD:S I get around 10FPS on all low settings. So I suggest getting a dual core anything.
    
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http://techgage.com/article/sapphire_x1050_and_x1550/3

Eh, it might suffice just enough to make it playable if you're at 1024 x 600 or lower. I wouldn't attempt to run any higher res on that card though.
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You might be out of luck there. Perhaps a 4550?
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I'm running on a gx280(Sig rig). CPU sucks at source, in DOD:S I get around 10FPS on all low settings. So I suggest getting a dual core anything.
I have ran Gmod on the interegated graphics and it works fine t all the lowest settings. We won't be looking for awesome visuals or a quiet PC, we will be looking for being able to spawn stupid characters. I get a BSOD on the interegated when I try to spawn a turret, so I don't need anything really powerful.
    
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Need something from the nVidia 6 series days, must be DX9.
    
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Get a HD4650 card.

I am able to play CS: Source on my P4 S478 with 1.3GB DDR RAM & HD3650 AGP 8x card.
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Get a HD4650 card.

I am able to play CS: Source on my P4 S478 with 1.3GB DDR RAM & HD3650 AGP 8x card.
Under $20.00 please. Nothing DX10. 128MB or maybe 256MB. Like I said, we'll run it as low as it will go (640 by 480 with all low settings)
    
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