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GPU Dilemma

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December 16, 2010 6:01:42 AM

Hey guys,

I have a situation here and not sure how "bottleneck" works. My GPU died the other day and in the meantime i am planning on putting a cheapy in there, like $60 or so. Problem is I have a high end computer build and not sure if it is going to jack up the rest of the hardware in any way. Heres what im using:

i7-970
Tt Frio CPU Cooler
6GB Corsair Dominator
Asus P6X58D-Premium
Corsair 750W PSU
Cooler Master HAF X
WD 500GB HDD
Asus DVD Drive
...Hooked up to a 46" LED TV

If I put a really cheap GPU in this for a few months to save up for a nice GPU later, whats going to happen? Sorry Im naive to this.

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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 6:09:54 AM

You wouldn't be able to play the newer games at high settings, but you will be able to use your computer, no doubt about that :D 
Your TV seems to be big, so I guess the resolution will be big as well, so it would be too high for a $60 card to play games. You could lower the resolution and details and have quite playable framerates.
Other than games, you should be fine.
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December 16, 2010 6:14:31 AM

Ok. Could I lower the resolution settings for the TV and "play in a window" so to speak? The only games I play are Civilization 5 and Diablo 2. But the comp is mainly used for school right now.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 6:18:55 AM

Right^
Your TV probably has 1080p resolution,and there are no $60 cards that can handle game fine on this resolution.You have to lower the resolution in order to get better FPS but the image may look blurry.
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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 6:20:55 AM

You will be fine. Just try getting a GT 240 or HD 5670, as these are the best for a 300W PSU, so you can sell it or give to someone you know with no problems :) 
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December 16, 2010 6:28:27 AM

Tigrc would you recommend the ATI or Nvidia card you just mentioned?
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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 6:49:19 AM

5670, because you won't need the CUDA technology as your system is high performance enough. I recommend the 240 for the low-end systems only.
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December 16, 2010 6:56:23 AM

Best answer selected by fsumack86.
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December 16, 2010 6:56:35 AM

Thanks I appreciate it
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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 7:08:10 AM

You're welcome :) 
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a c 169 U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 7:49:37 AM

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