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What is the best budget video card for a system i'm building my son!He plays Conan and Warcraft!
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  1. Awesome poll. Can't believe it's a tie!
  2. ^lol guys
    I think the 5870 should be good enough
    does he use eyefinity?
  3. Budget and resolution. To ask whether nVidia or ATI is better just makes you and anyone who says either way a moron.
  4. My son plays a game called warcraft and he told me he needs a better video card.I don't have a lot of spare cash to spend!He said it is a pcie card.i am only working with a 300 watt power supply!
  5. thanks if you ca help!
  6. that might be a problem....
  7. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    My son plays a game called warcraft and he told me he needs a better video card.I don't have a lot of spare cash to spend!He said it is a pcie card.i am only working with a 300 watt power supply!

    lol 300w psu
  8. HD 4670 is your best option for that PSU. It doesnt take much power at all so it shouldnt cause you any issues.
  9. is he out of luck?
  10. he just told me his friend has an ati4650,do they have these at walmart?
  11. is the 4670 better than the 4650?
  12. Yeah, get that
  13. does walmart or target carry these?
  14. Best Buy might. I would be surprised if I saw it at WalMart or Target
  15. is newegg a safe site to order from?
  16. Yes, it is the best site for ordering computer parts
  17. i just bought him the game and now i have to upgrade his computer for a game!Is he scamming me?
  18. *** ing love tomshardware
  19. Is he trying to rip me off?Does he really need this card to run wargame or warcraft?
  20. as a side note does he have a pci express x16 slot on the motherboard

    it will look like the one second from the top (or better yet look up the motherboard and see if it does)
    PCI Express Pic (Wikipedia)
  21. Yeah the slot is empty!he said the game is useless without a card.Is this true?His friend says it is pcie
  22. i'm assuming he's talking about World of WarCraft, which is a relatively tough game to play on older video cards. So if he has something really old, then no, he's not scamming you. You could just tell him to go play outside if you don't want to pay though. That's what I would do. ^_^
  23. as for the ripping you off, what is his current graphics card (and yes the 4670 is better than the 4650, not by much though)
  24. his computer is a dell optiplex 755 desktop .What does that mean?His grandmother bought it last year?
  25. how much trouble is it to install a video card?
  26. mindless728 said:
    as for the ripping you off, what is his current graphics card (and yes the 4670 is better than the 4650, not by much though)
    Considering the DDR3 version of the HD4650 is almost nonexistent these days an HD4670 is much better.
  27. he said it is a 2400 that his friend put in last year.what is a 2400?
  28. Lawl at this forum... I suggest for him to find a job and make him buy his own parts.
  29. so is his 2400hd really junk as he claims!
  30. ok, so he either has 2400 XT, 2400 Pro, or intel 3100 (integrated)
    it probably is needed (especially if he has the intel 3100 graphics card)

    its easy to install, open case, take out the piece of metal in the back so the card can fit, plug in motherboard
  31. do i need any tools!
  32. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    his computer is a dell optiplex 755 desktop .What does that mean?His grandmother bought it last year?


    What that means is that you may need a low profile card depending on the case. Is it the one on the left in this pic or one of the other ones?
    http://www.imagecows.com/uploads/15f6-dell_optiplex755_desktop_pc.jpg
  33. probably a phillips head screw driver
  34. i told him this will be half of his christmas present!
  35. jyjjy said:
    What that means is that you may need a low profile card depending on the case. Is it the one on the left in this pic or one of the other ones?
    http://www.imagecows.com/uploads/15f6-dell_optiplex755_desktop_pc.jpg


    i was assuming the normal case since he has a 300w psu (all the others are 280 and lower)
  36. comparison of the 4670 and 2400 PRO
    "http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-q3-2008/compare,747.html?prod[2254]=on&prod[2136]=on"
  37. yeah he said it is a shorter card than norma?is this an issue?
  38. well, if we knew what case you had we would know for certain
    Low Profile HD4650
    ialso comes with a normal size bracket if you don't need the low profile
  39. mindless he said your right it is a low height card!any suggestions?thanks for your help
  40. Is it the left one in the pic or not?
  41. thanks mindless you been great help!i'll buy that one that is a reasonable price!
  42. well, i did post a link, click on low profile HD4650
    it should be fine, and its only $55 (not bad considering many of us spend hundreds on graphics card(s))
  43. it has a cd drive like my laptop!
  44. thanks mindless have a great weekend !!!!!!!!!!!
  45. The other card is really much better. If your case is full size the $10 is definitely worth it.
  46. well good luck, if you get stuck putting it in, just put up a thread

    though do google search it first as you will more than likely find your answer
  47. ok thanks!
  48. thanks for all the help everybody!this is a great forum!
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