I have an older desktop about 5 years old and im looking to bring it back to life for light gaming like minecraft, counter-strike, etc. i would like to be able to max out these games with a decent FPS. I've already got the best CPU for this MoBo which is a Intel Core 2 Duo 4400 (2.0 Ghz) and max ram 2gb. i got a Cougar 400w PSU for it so I'm looking for a decent GPU for this build without being bottle-necked from my other component.
Definitely worth the extra $10. But if you let us know your monitor's resolution and the max you can spend on a card, it would help to suggest a better card for a better gaming experience. And, does it have to be low profile?
Yeah, that's a pretty weak processor. And with a budget of ~$60, that is about the best you can expect. But at least this one comes with a free game: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That's why I asked if the card had to be low-profile or if you could use a full sized card.
Ther GT 610 is way too advanced for an older motherboard/cpu, best to get the 0000's Gt type like between GT 8600 and GT 9800, great for those older games pre 2007, no glitches or excessive power usage. You could probably get one for less then $25.
i have Ubuntu so the free games with probably not work for me but @ the suggestions I need vga and also my MoBo is a PCI-e 1.0 x 16 so having a 3.0 card wouldn't be worth what im using it for. I'm now leaning towards the gt 210.