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January 1, 2010 2:25:31 PM

I'm ordering a GeForce 9400 GT

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=13...

My parents ordered it for Christmas, and I have been looking it up online and not seeing many good things about it..My budget is $80 and I'm most likely going to return this and go to Best Buy, unless its not even worth the trip.

I'm going to be playing 3 major games on this graphics card that I wish to run on high graphics on a small 1024x786 monitor:

Left 4 Dead 2,

Unreal Tournament 3,

and Oblivion.

Is this graphics card enough? Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc
System Model: Studio 540
BIOS: BIOS Date: 06/04/09 16:31:28 Ver: 0.0.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4062MB RAM
Page File: 1353MB used, 6766MB availabe
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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January 1, 2010 2:35:53 PM

Yeah, a 9400GT isn't really a gaming card and $80 is about twice as much as it should have cost. Don't buy things like video cards from Best Buy. Use a good online retailer like newegg for much, much better prices. For less than $80 you can get an HD4670 which is several times more powerful than a 9400GT;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 1, 2010 2:42:58 PM

Well the problem is I don't have that kind of money to throw around online. I know, newegg is the best, but best buy is honestly the only real other option that I have.

If the 9400 GT can run those games I listed on high graphics with a good FPS, I honestly don't care. If not, a card that I can buy at best buy for $80-90 would be great
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January 1, 2010 2:51:05 PM

triarry said:
Well the problem is I don't have that kind of money to throw around online. I know, newegg is the best, but best buy is honestly the only real other option that I have.

If the 9400 GT can run those games I listed on high graphics with a good FPS, I honestly don't care. If not, a card that I can buy at best buy for $80-90 would be great

You will not get anything better than a 9500GT or a HD4650 at best buy for $80 they are a step up from the 9400GT. The HD4670 is better
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January 1, 2010 2:52:53 PM

No, like I said it is not a gaming card. If you don't have a credit/debit card then you also seriously don't know anyone willing to order something for you online if you give them the money? Best Buy is simply a terrible option and there are no acceptable gaming cards in that price range that they offer in store.
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January 1, 2010 2:55:03 PM

rolli59 said:
You will not get anything better than a 9500GT or a HD4650 at best buy for $80 they are a step up from the 9400GT. The HD4670 is better

You cant get the HD4650 in store and the 9500GT is $80 and that's a terrible price for a card that's not very good.
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January 1, 2010 3:13:16 PM

Well, I guess I can try. Thanks everyone
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