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What graphics card for my new computer?

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November 28, 2009 7:19:34 PM

I just ordered a new computer from dell and I bought it with integrated video so I could get a videocard for it myself cheaper. What video card would be best for under or around $50, and for PCI-E x16? Preferably with an HDMI port and it would be used for gaming and stuff like that.

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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:12:25 PM

You ain't going to find a good gaming card for $50 new. You need at least $125 for a good gaming card.

Anyways, here's a GPU for under $50 with HDMI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Note about higher end GPUs: Depending on your Dell PSU you may need to upgrade that PSU.
November 28, 2009 8:14:21 PM

I said PCI Express, not PCI Express 2.0 :??: 
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:15:07 PM

^ PCIe 2.0 is backward compatible with PCIe 1.x. Imo, you need to do MUCH more research before you attempt to buy/upgrade a GPU.
November 28, 2009 8:15:57 PM

Oh, didn't know that, thanks. And I know I wont be able to get somethings that good but just an average graphics card will work.
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:44:30 PM

jaguarskx said:
The best card you can buy in your budget is the HD 4670.

ASUS EAH4670/DI/512MD3 Radeon HD 4670 = $45 after $20 mail in rebate:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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4670 is an excellent card, performs very well above its pricepoint. You won't get a better gaming video card for the price.
a c 376 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:48:25 PM

If your computer is new like you say it is most definitely PCIe 2.0, not that it matters much. The card jaguar linked is pretty decent for low resolution gaming and what you should get unless you are going to up your budget to around $100.
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:50:56 PM

Also of consideration that with an unknown PSU, it is hard to recommend a more expensive card, as it will need more juice to power it (4670 runs completely off the PCI-E slot power) and thus, a more powerful and expensive card may also a need a more powerful PSU as an added cost.
a c 376 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 8:57:37 PM

The HD4770 is also very low power. It does have a power connector but barely uses it.
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 9:13:37 PM

jyjjy said:
The HD4770 is also very low power. It does have a power connector but barely uses it.

And would cost more than 100, last time I looked a few days ago the cheapest one was 110. From seeing both the 4670 and 4770 in action, the price difference and PSU variable is not worth it as a graphics solution in these kinds of builds.
a c 376 U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 9:32:36 PM

Yeah, it's $110 but its also a good bit better. If I recall the HD4670 is about 60% as powerful as an HD4770.
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