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Need some help fast! Pc upgrades for a friend.

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Anonymous
February 19, 2014 8:23:29 PM

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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February 19, 2014 8:32:26 PM

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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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2014 8:39:03 PM

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.
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Anonymous
February 19, 2014 8:39:07 PM

is there any good suggestions for what he's looking for but just low cost?
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Anonymous
February 19, 2014 8:44:52 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2014 8:45:51 PM

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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