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Geforce 430 for Gaming (Battlefield 3)

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August 10, 2012 10:10:29 PM

I am thinking of buying the GeForce GT 430 as a replacement for crappy integrated graphics (Intel HD 2000). I am REALLY short on cash. Would the 430 get me by in games like BF3 and Crysis? I watched some YouTube vids but I need people to give me their opinions on the 430 for gaming.



Check the links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVzZZ2AKKoU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKGrA48Fiy8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FenX_XL5Fv8

a c 103 U Graphics card
August 10, 2012 10:33:29 PM

unless you are gaming at lower than 720p it does not cut the mustard as a gaming card. the only reviews that I have seen have tested it in battlefield bad company 2 (much less demanding than bf3) and it gets like 20fps avg at 1280x1024...if I were you I would just wait and save up for something a little more expensive that will allow you to game much better
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August 11, 2012 12:43:34 AM

drums101 said:
unless you are gaming at lower than 720p it does not cut the mustard as a gaming card. the only reviews that I have seen have tested it in battlefield bad company 2 (much less demanding than bf3) and it gets like 20fps avg at 1280x1024...if I were you I would just wait and save up for something a little more expensive that will allow you to game much better

I have a 1024 by 768 monitor anyways. what else is there for 40 bucks anyway? :) 
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August 11, 2012 12:47:57 AM

if you are able to put a little bit more money down this is a much better bet (still not extremely powerful the best in that price range) its a 6670

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

its roughly twice the performance of the gt 430

for around $50 or so after rebate
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August 11, 2012 1:33:19 AM

drums101 said:
if you are able to put a little bit more money down this is a much better bet (still not extremely powerful the best in that price range) its a 6670

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

its roughly twice the performance of the gt 430

for around $50 or so after rebate

Thanks!! But I really am limited to like $40 :( . I found an HD 3870 ON eBay for $35... I know it is 4 years old but would it be better than the 430? Thanks again
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a c 103 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 1:37:13 AM

if I had to choose between the two I would go with the 430 then...who knows how long that 3870 was in use it could up and die on you at any moment....that being said I think the 3870 would be a little faster but when it comes to the newer games having dx11 might give you the performance edge
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August 11, 2012 1:43:16 AM

drums101 said:
if I had to choose between the two I would go with the 430 then...who knows how long that 3870 was in use it could up and die on you at any moment....that being said I think the 3870 would be a little faster but when it comes to the newer games having dx11 might give you the performance edge

Ya thats a good point. I guess I will go with the 430. Thanks a lot for your help :) 
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August 11, 2012 1:43:47 AM

Best answer selected by rjackowens.
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a c 103 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 1:49:06 AM

no problem man good luck with everything
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