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PNY VCGGT4301XPB GeForce GT 430 Pro vs Con

Is there anything that is "wrong" with this card???
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133356&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

I mean, if one were to run this on a good set up, is there any problems with light/medium gaming? I know you get what you pay for, but if this card were to be installed on a good system, would it melt or something? It would seem odd that such a cheap card has such a high rating... Higher than a lot of top performing cards... Just curious really.

In a budget build this would leave open quite a bit of $$$ and on a good motherboard, the saved money can get a good, newer GPU when the time comes for an upgrade.

Bottom line, would this card run games when you play for a couple of hours or would it implode??? :) Thanks in advance
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    it could run games and not explode lol you would be fine there but its not gonna run games very well...I have a feeling that you would be disappointed with the performance. Just because the reviews are good doesn't mean it can game well
  2. hey i suggest you get this hd 6670 will will smash that gt 430 at the same price-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130649
    and no your gfx card will not explode after a few hours of usage
  3. panwala95 said:
    hey i suggest you get this hd 6670 will will smash that gt 430 at the same price-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130649
    and no your gfx card will not explode after a few hours of usage


    It's actually nearly triple the price lol but I wasn't looking at something that would cost so much, that was the idea :) Thanks though!

    Do you think the first reviewer who said it runs L4D2 at high is legit? It would be so sweet if that were true... That's the light/medium gaming I am talking about doing...

    As for disappointment... I played WoW Cata for a year with my onboard card set to the bare minimum settings... At ~15-30 FPS TOPS... for a year... The only thing that would disappoint me would be running less than that off a separate card! If I link up the motherboard I'm thinking of, would you tell mind telling me a better option for less than $100?

    My logic is, get a good CPU, good Mobo, and the rest can always be upgraded as needed... Because, really... the graphics can be low/medium, and that would be a big improvement...

    I'm one of those few who look at pretty shadows, perfect hair, and realistic clouds and think... What a waste...
    That data could have been better used for superior AI, larger maps, more items, better story... :sweat:
  4. I would say go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121434R

    Asus GTX 550 TI for 97$ which is way faster than GT430

    Core Clock
    975MHz

    Shader Clock
    1950MHz

    CUDA Cores
    192

    vs GT 430

    Core Clock
    700MHz

    Shader Clock
    1400MHz

    CUDA Cores
    96

    275 Mhz core clock= is a lot :D with 30$ different
  5. kimyeang88 said:
    I would say go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121434R

    Asus GTX 550 TI for 97$ which is way faster than GT430

    Core Clock
    975MHz

    Shader Clock
    1950MHz

    CUDA Cores
    192

    vs GT 430

    Core Clock
    700MHz

    Shader Clock
    1400MHz

    CUDA Cores
    96

    275 Mhz core clock= is a lot :D with 30$ different


    Seems good to go, what do you think about what I said up there though? Would it be cool to go that route?
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