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Finding a cheap workable graphics card? (specs included)

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April 18, 2012 10:34:44 AM

I'm just going to be a casual computer gamer, nothing off the wall. Just need something around 100 dollars, and I've heard the GeForce GT 520 2048MB was pretty good for what I'm looking for. Nothing needs to be in Ultra or High Graphics, but I'd rather not everything be on ultra low either.
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=02G-P3-152...

Specs:
8Gb Ram
450 Gb Hard Drive space (plenty)
1024 x 768 Resolution
Built-In Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000


Some games I'd like to play:
Oblivion
Battlefield 3 (i've seen people use the 520 on this, so I'm iffy on this)
Prototype
Portal 2


Thanks :D 

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April 18, 2012 10:43:52 AM

That would work for your resolution, but for $110 you can max out anything at that resolution http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .

It should also be able to run medium at 1080p should you ever decide to upgrade to a newer monitor.

If you don't want to spend that much, get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . It's one of the best cooler designs and will significantly outperform the 520.
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April 18, 2012 12:07:05 PM

I agree with the poster above.
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April 18, 2012 7:32:59 PM

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April 19, 2012 12:04:46 AM

samuelspark said:
That would work for your resolution, but for $110 you can max out anything at that resolution http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .

It should also be able to run medium at 1080p should you ever decide to upgrade to a newer monitor.

If you don't want to spend that much, get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . It's one of the best cooler designs and will significantly outperform the 520.



With a 300 Watt Power Supply (keep in mind it's also running my i5 2500k processor) do I need to move up in power? or no?
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