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Graphics card that runs starcraft 2 with decent fps?

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July 11, 2012 11:52:07 PM

Running on kind of a budget which is $60-$70.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 220

Current GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430(integrated)

If you need anymore specs just ask. Thanks.
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 1:33:34 AM

+1 for choice by Vmem - that should play on low settings
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July 12, 2012 1:42:15 AM

Thanks!!! I'm not sure if you can answer this or not, but do you think it will get atleast 30FPS or more, on low settings
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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 2:16:59 AM

SC2 wasn't out when that card was reviewed :p  what monitor resolution are you running? if you go to a 1650x1080 resolution with 2xAA or no AA, I'm sure you can hold 30 or 40 fps+. SC2 isn't a super demanding game
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July 12, 2012 2:19:46 AM

vmem said:
SC2 wasn't out when that card was reviewed :p  what monitor resolution are you running? if you go to a 1650x1080 resolution with 2xAA or no AA, I'm sure you can hold 30 or 40 fps+. SC2 isn't a super demanding game


My monitor res it 1600x900 And what does 2xAA or no AA mean, sorry i'm a nub :3
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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 2:27:53 AM

AA is anti-aliasing. what is anti-aliasing you might ask? well, aliasing is essentially the jagged edges you see when you zoom in a lot on any picture, you essentially see the square edges of pixels. anti-aliasing is well, anti jagged edges. essentially it tries to smooth out the edges and make the picture look more realistic. it comes at the price of making your video card work harder for each frame. 2X, 4X are basically how much anti-aliasing you're using , the more the better, but also the harder your video card has to work.

if you want to know more, feel free to read the wikipedia article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spatial_anti-aliasing
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July 12, 2012 2:30:50 AM

Thank you, you are very helpful! :D 
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July 12, 2012 3:24:50 AM

I'll be getting this card in a few weeks, ill update you on how it does ^.^
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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 3:26:39 AM

awesome, look forward to hearing about it :) 
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July 13, 2012 5:09:25 AM

Btw, do you have any second recommendations, in case this one doesn't fit? (small case)
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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 5:45:15 AM

How small? There are low profile versions of the same card
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July 13, 2012 3:28:50 PM

My graphics card is right next to a wall, and there's about a 1 inch gap between the slot and wall. so maybe a smaller one in width? maybe smaller in length too
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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 7:55:06 PM

if there is a gap between the slot and the wall, it will fit. length should not be an issue. the main issue is how long your slot is

this is a low profile version of the card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it's basicly built for a narrower slot
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July 13, 2012 10:50:56 PM

What's that white input on that one? I only have the VGA one
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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 12:03:15 AM

it's DVI. don't worry about it, the card comes with an adapter

though for modern games, you really should be using DVI or HDMI on your monitor... VGA is analogue
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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 2:38:39 AM

Zrze said:
So should i buy this for my monitor so i can play in hdmi? http://www.everydaysource.com/product/6ft-vga-to-hdmi-m... Since my monitor didn't come with the hdmi input


Not necessary. while digital is better, analogue will do. also, what matters is what your monitor can take in, not what signal you send at it. if your monitor only has VGA input, then it can only take analogue. there is no changing that. if you'd like, there are relatively cheap 22 or 23 inch monitors on the market (around $150). but that's a different topic
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July 14, 2012 4:40:30 AM

Okay thanks :)  are there any other options besides this lower profile one? if not ill get it :) 
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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 4:47:03 AM

well, there are other cards, but that one gets my recommendation (cheaper or same price as others and Sapphire is a very reputable company).
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