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Budget graphics card problem

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December 8, 2012 3:18:25 PM

Hi guys, I'm looking to purchase a cheap gpu while i save up for a much better rig. It would have to be compatible with my specs (see below) however it would only have to handle games like minecraft and the tekkit expansion etc...

I would really like it to be as cheap as possible.

My specs:
Manufacturer/Model: Packard Bell IMEDIA B2316 AIO
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20 GHz 2203 Mhz 2 cores

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 2)

I live in the UK.

A Nvidia GT 210 has been suggested but i cant find one, is there any other suggestions or anyone know where to get one?

Thanks in advance

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December 9, 2012 10:52:59 AM

The 8600GT if you can find one for £15-£20. Funnily enough, the only game that it plays well is Minecraft. I was getting 255 FPS with that card, but sub 30 in Mount and Blade, Skyrim, Fallout 3 and even Freespace 2.

So yeah. If you just want MC, get an 8600GT.
December 9, 2012 2:42:52 PM

eah i will probs just play MC until i have saved up,
Who makes the 8600GT? I'm a noob,

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December 9, 2012 2:50:52 PM

nVidia makes the chip on the card, several manufacturers produce the cards (MSI, Asus, Gigabyte, Gainward, EVGA, PNY etc). Check these:

You'll have no problem finding a GT210 on those.

EDIT: And you could probably find a 8600GT too (which as MajinCry says is a better card) or a GT610 (newer but still only £30).
December 9, 2012 2:54:31 PM

And by the way, there's tonnes of PC games you can play on it, just not new stuff. It's one of the great things about PC gaming though - there's over 20 years of titles you can play, 15 years of which will run on a cheap card. Command & Conquer Generals (and Zero Hour) addon would be awesome, or Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Unreal 2, Unreal Tournament 2003/2004, Hitman 2, Manhunt, GTA San Andreas etc... you could open a thread in the gaming section for more suggestions.