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November 3, 2012 2:23:38 PM

Hi,
I'm looking for a new graphics card, no gaming just that iplayer/web streaming is stuttering as currently using integrated graphics on intel pentium 2.8 DC chip.

monitor resolution is 1920x1080 (DVI)

looking for a nvidia chip as im running ubuntu (12.10) and I understand that it will be easier to find drivers for?

buying in the UK, budget is as cheap as needed!

cheers,

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November 3, 2012 11:43:08 PM

any dedicated card will be a huge step up from integrated. Something like a GT 610

a c 365 U Graphics card
November 4, 2012 12:19:53 AM

Does the motherboard have an old AGP slot?

Or does the mobo have a PCI-e slot for the graphics card?
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November 4, 2012 12:47:56 AM

i picked up a Nvidia GT 430 PNY and its great for Youtube/HD Videos, and i got one for about 50$
November 4, 2012 4:39:37 PM

Thanks for the replies, its a B75 chipset gigabyte motherboard so yes it has pci-e

so I found the following using the suggestions (thanks!):
Nvidia GT 430 - found an asus for Asus GT 430 1GB DDR3 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card £39.99 ebuyer uk

GT 610 - Gigabyte Gt 610 810mhz 1620mhz 1gb Ddr3 £30.96 or zotac £27.34 ebuyer uk

GT620 - Palit 1GB GT 620 Graphics Card (DDR3, HDMI, DVI, VGA, PCI-Express 2.0, DirectX 11.0 and OpenGL 4.2 Support, 3D Vision with Blu-ray 3D Support, Nvidia PureVideo HD Technology) £39.99 amazon uk

Palit 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 610 Graphics Card (DDR3, HDMI, DVI, VGA, PCI-Express 2.0, DirectX 11.0 & OpenGL 4.2 Support, 3D Vision with Blu-ray 3D Support, Nvidia PureVideo HD Technology) £37.34 amazon uk

any of these look better than the others?
any particular brands to avoid?
November 4, 2012 6:18:46 PM

im not a big fan of ASUS ive got many dead on arrival cards from them,
the Palit 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 610 looks good, you wont have lag running HD video's what so ever
November 4, 2012 7:10:45 PM

This would suit your needs and cost about the same as the 430

VGA 02G-P3-2639-KR GeForce GT 630 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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