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Need some help fast! Pc upgrades for a friend.

A friend of mine has recently come to me for help. he needs a need graphics card because he wants to run 2 monitors and dabble in a bit of video editing (nothing major). He currently has an Optiplex 620 Mini tower dell. Dell 0HH807 Mobo, Intel Pentium D 940 Presler 3.2GHz CPU, 305W power supply (stock) . my experience with pcs and upgrades only runs so deep as i just built my first rig 4-5 years ago and he wants to upgrade a pc a bit older than that. he is on a short budget of up to $50 or around there. please any ideas or help, i would be grateful.
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  1. I don' think there is any good graphics cards at around $50. At $100, yes, but at $50 you are going to get a very low-end card.
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    nVidia Quadro is what you want for video editing. It's a perfect graphics card for what your friend plans to use their PC for but again it isn't a cheap card. If your previous computer was going of the CPU graphics I would consider the GeForce GT 610 Silent 1GB, it's $44 from what I've seen but it's not perfect.

    If you want today technology I would suggest a GTX 750 at $150.

    Best of luck newb.
  3. is there any good suggestions for what he's looking for but just low cost?
  4. Liberatas said:
    nVidia Quadro is what you want for video editing. It's a perfect graphics card for what your friend plans to use their PC for but again it isn't a cheap card. If your previous computer was going of the CPU graphics I would consider the GeForce GT 610 Silent 1GB, it's $44 from what I've seen but it's not perfect.

    If you want today technology I would suggest a GTX 750 at $150.

    Best of luck newb.


    I will keep this into consideration. thanks for your feedback liberatas. if it was for me, i would be rolling a gtx ha but unfortunately not. he is a money saver type of fellow so just needs the minimum for what he's gotta do.
  5. No problem.
    If he wants to go the minimum go the GT610, it's silent and it does the job he wants.
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