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May 30, 2014 2:07:13 AM

Hi all,

I've been trawling the interwebs for the last couple of days and have come to no avail, so I am asking here.

Basically, I would like to get a sub-£50 graphics card for my old HP DC7600 SFF to use as something which can play HD video (the onboard graphics are useless) and some very light gaming, such as flash games/source engine games at most; preferably in 1080p.

The graphics card cannot have any external power requirements as the PSU has no capability to do so being only a 240w unit with no PCI power plugs, so the card must only draw power from the slot itself.

The card also has to be a low profile one due to the limitations of the SFF case.

Any suggestions would be great :) 

Many Thanks,

Matt

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May 30, 2014 2:20:09 AM

This will probably do the trick quite nicely.
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr...
Not sure if that one is low profile or not, so I found this.
http://www.rakuten.com/prod/sapphire-radeon-r7-250-grap...
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May 30, 2014 2:21:19 AM

Try GT 640
Edit: you need atleast 300 W to run it
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May 30, 2014 2:22:29 AM

Rally0078 said:
Try GT 640


I used to have a gt 640, but it only ran good on 1366x768, and its about $100 if i remember correctly.
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May 30, 2014 2:24:57 AM

CodenameHaswell said:
I used to have a gt 640, but it only ran good on 1366x768, and its about $100 if i remember correctly.


Then 750 Ti?

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May 30, 2014 2:26:40 AM

Rally0078 said:
CodenameHaswell said:
I used to have a gt 640, but it only ran good on 1366x768, and its about $100 if i remember correctly.


Then 750 Ti?



The 750Ti is $150, and his budget is around $80. The R7 250 is $80.
Also, I ran my old GT 640 on a 240w PSU, so thats not the problem with that card.
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May 30, 2014 2:27:31 AM

Rally0078 said:
CodenameHaswell said:
I used to have a gt 640, but it only ran good on 1366x768, and its about $100 if i remember correctly.


Then 750 Ti?



Unfortunately the 750ti is about £100 here in the UK which is about double my budget, and although undoubtedly a good card, massive overkill for this system (especially with a pentium 4).
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May 30, 2014 2:28:22 AM

BPTMatthew said:
Rally0078 said:
CodenameHaswell said:
I used to have a gt 640, but it only ran good on 1366x768, and its about $100 if i remember correctly.


Then 750 Ti?



Unfortunately the 750ti is about £100 here in the UK which is about double my budget, and although undoubtedly a good card, massive overkill for this system (especially with a pentium 4).


What do you think about the R7 250? it's around your budget mark where I live.
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May 30, 2014 2:30:31 AM

CodenameHaswell said:
What do you think about the R7 250? it's around your budget mark where I live.


Looks pretty good, it's only slightly over budget (~£59) which is fine and XFX seem to do a reasonable low profile compatible version which amazingly has GDDR5 memory.

I shall do some more research - thanks for the help :) 

Matt
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May 30, 2014 2:32:07 AM

BPTMatthew said:
CodenameHaswell said:
What do you think about the R7 250? it's around your budget mark where I live.


Looks pretty good, it's only slightly over budget (~£59) which is fine and XFX seem to do a reasonable low profile compatible version which amazingly has GDDR5 memory.

I shall do some more research - thanks for the help :) 

Matt


Alright, you're welcome. Just post here if you have any more questions.

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