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I need an ultra cheap GPU for an old dumpy PC.

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February 10, 2013 7:30:27 PM

Hi guys! I just purchased a crappy WinXP computer ($200) for the sole purpose of playing indie games at my GF's place when I'm there over the next 6 months. Specs are in a pic below.

So I want to get a GPU for <$60 so that I can hook my extra DVI-D 1920x1080 120Hz monitor to it.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:Now

BUDGET RANGE: <$60

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Just indie games at GF's place.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: No GPU, Dumpy 300W no-name PSU.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: See picture below

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Anywhere in Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need a DVI-D port.







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February 10, 2013 7:36:16 PM

Get a Hd 6670 or an old 9600gt(59w , xfx ) . Both dont need any external power supply.
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February 10, 2013 8:37:47 PM

Diabowx said:
Get a Hd 6670 or an old 9600gt(59w , xfx ) . Both dont need any external power supply.



the 9600gt needs a molex. i have one
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February 10, 2013 8:59:49 PM

Also, will the Hd 6670 fit?


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February 11, 2013 1:52:10 AM

@arich5 didn't i mention there is a 59w version available from xfx . A bit of googling would reveal it .
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February 11, 2013 1:56:54 AM

What you didnt tell us is how old and dumpy this PC is. XP 2500 with 512MB RAM? C2D with 2GB DDR2? It matters because we need to know the motherboard, what ports it has. AGP or PCI-e
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February 11, 2013 2:10:07 AM

@nvalhalla, appears he has PCIe
Compaq dc5700 microtower
2 full-height PCI, 1 full-height PCI Express x1

1250 watt PSU for quality? not power (tri SLI/Crossfire)?
lol, oh boy... must be a rats nest of wiring and connectors going nowhere
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February 11, 2013 2:32:09 AM

nvalhalla said:
What you didnt tell us is how old and dumpy this PC is. XP 2500 with 512MB RAM? C2D with 2GB DDR2? It matters because we need to know the motherboard, what ports it has. AGP or PCI-e


My apologies, I thought the blue screen pic and interior case pic were enough. :( 

@ ikes9711 thank you, I'm in Canada so I'll have to get it from here...
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=69521#CustomerReviews

@wdmfiber sorry if I was misleading! I'm not quite THAT crazy, I do have Crossfired 7970 3GB Vapor-X Sapphire cards in my main rig! Edit: And it is fully modular! No extra cords!

I am actually typing this from Ol' Dumpy right now. Just got it going here and it is...not the worst? I'm used to an SSD so this is kind of painful lol.

Thanks a lot guys I will go with this card http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=69521#CustomerReviews
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February 11, 2013 2:55:18 AM

Best answer selected by gar9.
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February 11, 2013 4:50:10 AM

I just tried to play Hotline Miami and Don't Starve through steam and neither work lolz. Hotline Miami says it ran out of video RAM no suprise.

I'll have to wait for that GPU I guess!
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