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I'm am fixing this computer for a friend and he wants to game on it. So he has 45 bucks to spend on a gpu.
He has a 400 watt PSU and a PCIx 16 2.0 slot
The pc is running a 2.8ghz P4 with HT


Thanks! Will leave rep to all those that help...
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post #2 of 9
You can't really get much for $45, but something like a 5450, 5550, or 5570 (if you can find a cheap one) would work. They really won't be able to do much though, even at a low/medium resolution. See if he can get something like a 5670 with a little more horsepower. smile.gifhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=ati+5450&x=0&y=0
    
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8800GTX, GTS250, GTX 260, 5670, 4870.... Look in sale section here on ocn!
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Originally Posted by pbasil1;12834345 
8800GTX, GTS250, GTX 260, 5670, 4870.... Look in sale section here on ocn!
Those will be seriously bottlenecked by a 2.8 Ghz Pentium 4... Personally I would get nothing faster than something like a Radeon 55xx or Geforce 9500 GT
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You can score 8800's on ebay for that price all day
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aldfig0;12834381 
Those will be seriously bottlenecked by a 2.8 Ghz Pentium 4... Personally I would get nothing faster than something like a Radeon 55xx or Geforce 9500 GT

Then you'll find a GT220 or 240 (or equivalent) for $30 or less.

http://www.overclock.net/video/966991-fs-8800gts-512mb-50-shipped.html

8800 for $50

or here
http://www.overclock.net/video/

Keep looking
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aldfig0;12834381 
Those will be seriously bottlenecked by a 2.8 Ghz Pentium 4... Personally I would get nothing faster than something like a Radeon 55xx or Geforce 9500 GT
So, for the money why the hell not?
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gt240 or hd5670
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pbasil1;12834525 
So, for the money why the hell not?
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