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December 9, 2012 5:02:01 PM

Hi guys, i live in the UK and i want to buy a budget gpu while i save for a whole new rig.

I want it to basically run minecraft and tekkit.

I have found these:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-evga-gt-610-refurbis...(x16)-40nm-1000mhz-gddr3-gpu-810mhz-shader-1620mhz-48-cores-d-su

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-evga-g-210-1200mhz-g...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-gigabyte-g-210-1200m...

Are these any good for my purpose? Does anyone know of any better ones for cheap?

BTW my specs are (don't laugh):

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

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 2) (32-bit)

Thanks in advance

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December 9, 2012 5:12:02 PM

Ide personally go with the first one.
December 9, 2012 5:24:02 PM

Yeah, i was wondering as the other two had 'high end' written on them and the first one only has 'entry level'?!

Is that just an old thing that hasn't been changed?
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 5:29:15 PM

When the number scheme of the graphics cards is same, always pick the latest generation.
December 9, 2012 6:23:58 PM

I would also bump up your RAM.
Also, the 610.
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 6:26:40 PM

610 all the way, Tho Id get a x30/x40 for any basic config. only if PSU could handle =D
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 6:50:19 PM

If the 610 is just an intermediate card, and your current GPU on the motherboard just isn't enough performance, then go ahead. Don't bother spending more if you plan on getting a much better one soon anyways.

I've checked a few youtube videos of people playing minecraft with the 610 and they say they can get perfectly acceptable frames.

I play with Minecraft with a RadeonHD4200 (much worse than a 610), and I get playable frames. It doesn't compare to my desktop at home, but for an intermediate solution, there are no issues.
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 6:57:56 PM

GT 610 is the GT 520 rebadged. The GT 520 can at least play some older games at low detail whereas the 210 is more or less an IGP replacement.
a c 185 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 6:59:25 PM

sun285 said:
Hi guys, i live in the UK and i want to buy a budget gpu while i save for a whole new rig.

I want it to basically run minecraft and tekkit.

I have found these:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-evga-gt-610-refurbis...(x16)-40nm-1000mhz-gddr3-gpu-810mhz-shader-1620mhz-48-cores-d-su

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-evga-g-210-1200mhz-g...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-gigabyte-g-210-1200m...

Are these any good for my purpose? Does anyone know of any better ones for cheap?

BTW my specs are (don't laugh):

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

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 2) (32-bit)

Thanks in advance

Nobody is going to laugh at you man but to be honest i don't play either those games so i am not sure what would be a good choice.Personally for gaming of any sort i never would recommend anything less then a 6670/7750.
December 10, 2012 2:42:07 PM

Thanks guys
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 3:05:07 PM

GT 610 is the best of them but still not great.
i say save a little more an then just get one final GPU for your build
dont buy a GPU now, just save more money for now
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 3:17:10 PM

The OP has already stated that he is saving for a new rig so no point in getting an APU now when he could get a beast in a couple of months.

Also OP please get the GT610. It should do fine for now and keep saving that $$$ for a proper rig in the future.

Enjoy
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