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Budget GPU Replacement for Integrated GeForce 750. 2008 Mobo

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January 15, 2012 7:16:01 PM

Good evening board

Another newb here so apologies in advance.

Will purchase an Ivybridge PC in April/May but need to bling up my old 2005 desktop up on a shoestring so that I can play World of Warcraft until April/May, since my gaming Laptop broke :cry:  . I'm used to FPS of 5-15 at the moment so anything will be an improvement.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next day or two BUDGET RANGE: GBP £30-35 (approx USD $45-50)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming but just WoW and EverquestII - I'm not an FPS girl, Internet Surfing.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Currently using the integrated grapics chip on motherboard - GeForce 7050, the powersupply is well oh dear, I failed. :(  I opened up the case and have looked from 3 sides but can't see anything as the PSU is in a cage and would need dismounting from the cage thing and taking out of the cage. I've looked at the original specs of my PC and Mesh the manufacturers put in a 450W PSU - if this has been replaced over time then it's not going to be for a PSU of more than 500W. Sorry for being vague - I've a memory like a sieve.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: The PC is a Mesh Matrix 64 BPC which has an Athlon 64 3500+ processor, the original motherboard was replaced with an AS Rock motherboard model number 939N68PV-GLAN. Currently I have 1Gb of RAM but am buying another 2 sticks tonight which will take the total up to 3Gb. I know that my motherboard has a PCI-E slot free in which to house the GPU card.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: Amazon.co.uk, ebuyer.co.uk, Maplin.co.uk, Dabs.co.uk, - anywhere which sells graphics cards over the internet in the UK and are not pirates!

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom

PARTS PREFERENCES: Don't mind - anything that is cheap, will work and will improve my current PC's graphical performce (FPS)

OVERCLOCKING: Rather not

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No thank you

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768, 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Thank you in advance for your kind help.

Jules
January 19, 2012 3:18:40 PM

Thank you DM for your help. :D 
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 3:52:53 PM

I would suggest trying to pick up a used 5670. I've seen a few go for around ~$45.

If you can't do that, this 5570 will get the job done for sure. http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-Radeon-HD-5570-DisplayPort/... Right in your budget, no rebates needed. Should destroy the options listed above in terms of performance.

P.S. I would only pick up a single stick of RAM. that will allow dual channel operation which is definitely preferable.
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