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Dedicated GeForce 210 vs Integrated HD 4250

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February 21, 2012 7:08:51 PM

Alright, I currently have these core components with a 430W CPU:
  • Mobo - BIOSTAR A880G+
  • CPU - AMD Athlon II X3 455
  • RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB)
    I was originally planning to just throw in my GeForce 210 (1GB) in it, but looking at the GPU Hierarchy here, it shows the HD 4250 two steps above the 210 (If I'm ready it correctly xD).
    I'm not worried about the HDMI port on the 210 as I only use the DVI port on my old Dell SE198WFP (19" Widescreen @ 1440x900).
    As to what I will be doing? Well, 3D Modelling (Blender most of the time), Gaming (Most likely EverQuest II), and 1080p/720p videos (Let's just say I like to watch Anime xD).

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    February 21, 2012 7:25:24 PM

    Go for the 4250. The geforce 210 is very weak.

    Well both are actually weak, are you on a tight budget?
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    February 21, 2012 7:30:14 PM

    Chainzsaw said:
    Go for the 4250. The geforce 210 is very weak.

    Well both are actually weak, are you on a tight budget?

    Aye, I got the most basic parts only. I'm even recycling my old power supply for a few months (Ewww..). Then I'll grab a better quality/higher wattage PSU and a good Gfx card when I can.
    Pretty much anything is better than my sad old Compaq Presario SR5130NX that only had an added 512MB PC-5300 RAM and the previously mentioned PSU and 210, haha.

    Which raises another question of mine: If I stay with the HD 4250, is 250W enough for the previously mentioned system? I probably won't even have a DVD Player in it except for when installing Windows... Oh, I will only be using one Hard Drive: a WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATA III @ 7200 RPM..
    Would like to then leave the PSU/Gfx in this system, so it can keep the Gfx card..
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    February 21, 2012 7:39:08 PM

    rivkah said:
    Then I'll grab a better quality/higher wattage PSU and a good Gfx card when I can.


    +1

    that 210 would be a step backwards. your thinking logical with the above quote.
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    February 28, 2012 6:49:36 PM

    Best answer selected by Rivkah.
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