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September 18, 2011 5:15:18 PM

I finally got my computer built, here's the specs.
-MSI 760GM-P35 AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
-Corsair 8GB (2x 4GB), PC10666, DDR3-1333MHz, 9-9-9-24 Latency (2 more dimms left)
-Seagate 1TB Serial ATA HD 7200/32MB/SATA-6G
-AMD Phenom II x6 1090t 3.2 ghz

I'm using integrated graphics, and I was wondering what graphics card you would recommend. I don't do a lot of Gaming, and the integrated graphics suit me alright. I think my 3d graphics Windows experience index is 5.4, and my regular graphics are 4.4. Kind of odd, I thought. Can anyone explain that?

Anyway, I was wondering if a $50-$75 graphics card would be worth it? What's your opinion?

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September 18, 2011 8:04:29 PM
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codestar4 said:
I finally got my computer built, here's the specs.
-MSI 760GM-P35 AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
-Corsair 8GB (2x 4GB), PC10666, DDR3-1333MHz, 9-9-9-24 Latency (2 more dimms left)
-Seagate 1TB Serial ATA HD 7200/32MB/SATA-6G
-AMD Phenom II x6 1090t 3.2 ghz

I'm using integrated graphics, and I was wondering what graphics card you would recommend. I don't do a lot of Gaming, and the integrated graphics suit me alright. I think my 3d graphics Windows experience index is 5.4, and my regular graphics are 4.4. Kind of odd, I thought. Can anyone explain that?

Anyway, I was wondering if a $50-$75 graphics card would be worth it? What's your opinion?

If you don't game, it's probably not worth it . The integrated graphics will do most everything else fine. However, if you get the bug to game and have to stay at $75, Newegg has a HD 6750 that is that price. It will provide a fine gaming experience at 1680x1050 and below with most eye candy turned on. Tom's Graphics card hierarchy chart ranks it fairly decent for its price...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-...
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September 18, 2011 8:07:58 PM

^^^Of course, that's for a gaming pc.
September 18, 2011 11:04:41 PM

If what you have is working for you, I don't see a reason to upgrade. Now if you were trying to play say Battlefield 3 I would definitely suggest an upgrade :D 
September 20, 2011 11:05:35 PM

well.. Since I decided to post this, I tried a few games on my pc.. Black ops is a NO go.. America's Army is alright, but I'd like a little boost. What can I get that's just a little over the integrated?
September 20, 2011 11:06:17 PM

Thanks for your input!!! However, the one at newegg is not a 6750, but a 6570, is this still a good deal?
a b B Homebuilt system
a b À AMD
September 21, 2011 12:22:02 AM

codestar4 said:
Thanks for your input!!! However, the one at newegg is not a 6750, but a 6570, is this still a good deal?

Yes. It's a good price for a decent card that will be a major upgrade to on-board video. (My bad. I mistyped when I said 6750. Dyslectic, I guess)
September 21, 2011 1:34:49 AM

OK, thanks, I wasn't sure if you thought it was 6750 when you typed it, or if you really meant 6570.. Thank you! I'll have to do some research on graphics, I know nothing about them..
September 21, 2011 1:35:07 AM

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