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looking for low budget upgrade for graphics card

currently i am using a graphics called named :Intel(R) HD Graphics Family. It came with my desktop and i need better graphics for gaming and graphic design. its been a hassle and ive been able to do majority with no problems but i think as time passes more apps and programs are required for higher graphics. i want to know if i can get cheap 0-50 upgrade from this basic gcard. i have some things ive found online.

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i hope you guys can help me out :)
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  1. Can you post the specs on your current computer?
  2. Chairman Ray said:
    Can you post the specs on your current computer?



    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    CPU Speed

    You Have: 2.8 GHz

    RAM
    You Have: 6.1 GB

    OS
    : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
    Click here for the latest Windows drivers.

    Video Card
    Minimum: Dedicated graphics card with Shader Model 2.0 support
    You Have: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
    You Have
    Pixel Shader version 2.0
    Vertex Shader version 2.0

    Free Disk Space
    You Have: 1.1 TB

    manufacture:gateway
    model :Gateway DX4850-45
    processor: intel core i5-2300 cpu @2.80ghz
    ram:6gb
    system type: 64 bit

    its not modified on my own at all im new to computer upgrading and etc

    http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/gateway-dx4850-45u/4507-3118_7-34643313.html
  3. The graphics cards you have listed are only a small upgrade from the Intel HD 2000 that you currently have. You will still not be able to play a lot of games or do heavy graphics work. For you I could recommend the Radeon HD 7750. This card is the ideal card for low budget low power machines. Its can be had for $90, it barely consumes power, and it performs really well. You will be able to play most games at mid settings.
  4. I would spent $30-$40 more and get a used gtx 460
  5. Best answer
    get this card. its only $50 after rebate and is very cheap and still a very good value for money.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102988
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