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Which low-end GPU for casual gaming?

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April 21, 2013 10:40:56 PM

Hi,
I'm looking to buy a new GPU for my desktop computer (Compaq Presario CQ5110F). I bought it a few years ago, it wasn't a high end computer at the time so certainly isn't one now. As a result, I only have an integrated graphics card.

I was looking for a GPU to play some games like MMOs, MOBAs, Diablo3 and the like (not the big AAA titles). My budget is around 60$. I was originally looking a the GeForce 610/620/630 GT series but after looking at some reviews online I'm unsure.

My motherboard is a Narra5 so I have a PCIe x16 slot, although it is not a 2.0 (is that a problem?) My PSU is at 300W.

Also, since the pc is a HP, and processor is AMD, does that restrict the possible GPU that would be compatible with my CPU?

Thanks very much.


For reference, here is my PC: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01742889&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3978596#N101
April 21, 2013 10:55:24 PM

Blimey. That's a really, really low-end P.C. That CPU could well bottleneck your performance. Have you checked the recommended specifications of the games you want to play? One good tool for if you're doing that is http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri.

If your CPU can run those games, then because of your power and CPU limitations, I can't recommend anything more powerful than the HD 7750.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 21, 2013 11:04:08 PM

At your budget you're going to want a 6670.

First one is cheaper but is GDDR3
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681415054...

This one is faster with GDDR5 but may put you over budget, even after.the rebate
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681410295...
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May 7, 2013 7:50:36 PM

I went with the XFX HD 6670 GDDR3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150542) , and I have to say I'm really satisfied up to now. Thanks a lot to everyone, the consensus really helped me make up my mind. I'm also very impressed with the amount of games I can actually run with this new card.

Since it required a bit more power, I replaced my power supply for this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=corsair%20cx430&IsVirtualParent=1
And I'm really satistified as well with this.

Thanks again.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2013 7:54:25 PM

Good option on a budget when it comes to the PSU :) 
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May 7, 2013 9:37:33 PM

elpaco said:
I went with the XFX HD 6670 GDDR3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150542) , and I have to say I'm really satisfied up to now. Thanks a lot to everyone, the consensus really helped me make up my mind. I'm also very impressed with the amount of games I can actually run with this new card.

Since it required a bit more power, I replaced my power supply for this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=corsair%20cx430&IsVirtualParent=1
And I'm really satistified as well with this.

Thanks again.

Good choices. I bought exactly those components.
They dropped the price on the 6670 $5 since I bought it though :pfff: 
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