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Budget, un-overpowered card for a 2.2GHz Athlon

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January 22, 2012 8:03:41 PM

I had been scraping together pennies for a new computer to replace my ancient Coppermine-based crapbox, but was recently offered a slightly-newer-than-ancient PC for $FREE. My main wish is to be able to run Minecraft on it, and I think its Athlon XP 3200+ should provide enough processor speed, but it only has an integrated UniChrome chip, which cannot run it. I'm going to expand the RAM, natch, but knowing nothing about video cards, I don't want to blow my budget on something that the 2.2 GHz single CPU will prevent me from having the full benefit of.
a c 214 U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 8:09:54 PM

What is your budget for the new card?

What is the make/model of the PSU your going to use?

I would suggest going with a 5570 but we need to know your budget and I would like to know what the available expansion slots are so we can make sure what you get will work with your motherboard.
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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 8:11:11 PM

Do you have a PCIE slot on the motherboard?
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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 8:29:46 PM

most games will not even start on a single core cpu.

anything you buy i would make sure that it will be compatible with a brand new system cause it would be stupid to invest money into an old system that already needs to be replaced.
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