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What graphics card is good for gaming for my desktop?

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July 10, 2012 1:00:15 PM

Basically, I'm looking to play tera online and WoW downloading expansion packs, mostly looking to play modern day MMO games.
But I don't have good graphics. I'm trying to play it medium graphics where it still looks nice, I also have a windows 7. I'm looking to spend $50-$80 on a graphics card. Here is my specs for my computer :

Processor: intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz (2 CPUS), ~ 2.8GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
July 10, 2012 1:15:09 PM

thanks for the information
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July 10, 2012 3:03:32 PM

what is your gaming resolution? for your price range i would suggest 6670 though it depends on which version of pci-e x16 slot you have with your mobo. some budget mobo with intel chipsets such as G41 or G31 are using PCI-E version 1.1 which has known problem to work with amd cards based on PCI-E 2.1 standards (though some mobo manufacture do provide BIOS update to fix the problem).
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July 10, 2012 3:19:57 PM

If you get a HD6670, get a GDDR5 version, not DDR3. They start around $90, but I think it is a worthwhile stretch of your budget. Otherwise, a GDDR5 version of the GT440 would be better than a DDR3 version of the HD6670, but only because you specifically mentioned WoW, which runs a little better on nVidia cards.
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July 10, 2012 3:23:21 PM

wow all great thanks for the information!
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July 10, 2012 3:25:52 PM

Because of the g31 chipset with AMD issues, I'd go with a GT440 ;) 
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July 10, 2012 3:46:36 PM

I've never heard of any "G31 chipset with AMD issues," unless this is a reference to some PCI 2.1 cards not working in some PCI 1.0 slots. Most of those are fixed by a BIOS update.
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July 10, 2012 5:07:16 PM

"some budget mobo with intel chipsets such as G41 or G31 are using PCI-E version 1.1 which has known problem to work with amd cards based on PCI-E 2.1 standards (though some mobo manufacture do provide BIOS update to fix the problem)."

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