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Graphics Card Help!

Hey all,

Just got a free machine off my dads friend; opened it up last night and found:

Asus P5B Premium Motherboard

Intel Core 2 duo Quad Q6600

8 GB of Corsair DDR2 Memory

Power supply etc.

No graphics card though - I am looking to grab a 1GB graphics card for relatively cheap (60)

It's a PCI Express slot.

Looking to turn this machine into a gaming computer to play Skyrim etc.

Any ideas?
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  1. What size is the PSU? $60 is hardly enough for real gaming.
  2. +1^
    and what resolution is your display?
  3. mdkrs said:
    Hey all,

    Just got a free machine off my dads friend; opened it up last night and found:

    Asus P5B Premium Motherboard

    Intel Core 2 duo Quad Q6600

    8 GB of Corsair DDR2 Memory

    Power supply etc.

    No graphics card though - I am looking to grab a 1GB graphics card for relatively cheap (60)

    It's a PCI Express slot.

    Looking to turn this machine into a gaming computer to play Skyrim etc.

    Any ideas?


    please answer all the questions below.
  4. The PSU is OCZ technology - 700 watt power rating :??:
  5. clutchc said:
    +1^
    and what resolution is your display?


    not sure about this, the computer has no vid card - haven't even turned the thing on.
  6. I have a offer on kijiji for a ASUS Radeon 5670 1G GDDR5 for 60 bucks..

    Looking at Canada Computers and they have cheaper 1 gb video cards like the sapphire for 30 quit.

    I am a newb at this :)
  7. mdkrs said:
    not sure about this, the computer has no vid card - haven't even turned the thing on.

    That doesn't matter. What is the resolution of your monitor or HDTV you are using?
  8. its a dell:

    1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz
  9. HD5570-HD6670 should handle that well.
  10. Best answer
    I agree with boyabunda... here is that same card on the Canadian Newegg site if it makes a difference for you:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131440

    It will be more than enough to game with near max settings and great frame rates at 1280x1024 and higher. I have a Gigabyte HD 6760 1GB I'm using in a new budget build. It can even game at 1920x1080 with reduced settings.
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