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Cheap low power pci express x16 video card

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February 25, 2013 11:11:38 AM

hello im looking for a cheap used low power video card for my pc heres the spec

core2quad qx8200 2,33ghz
6gb ddr2 ram
640gb hard drive

powersupply 350w

intel g45/g43 onboard graphics aint that bad tbh it runs call of duty black ops and mw at around 20 - 27fps on low ... im looking for something cheap and low power requirment to improve my gaming ... i dont mind lowering the graphics as long as frame rate is over 30ish

my slot is pcie express x16 version 2.0

please can someone reccoment a cheap used card for me ... ive been looking on ebay and im really stuck as theres so many
February 25, 2013 11:29:57 AM

nvidia 5450 or gt210 both 1gb and 20pound
February 25, 2013 11:44:50 AM

What's your budget for the GPU?
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February 25, 2013 11:52:58 AM

not alot tbh 20pound ... im not an heavy gamer and dont mind playing games at low settings ... theres a few ive come by

hd 5450 512mb

Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950 (512MB) PCI-e

GeForce 9500 GT 512 MB DDR2 PCI-E

gt210 1gb

there all used except gt210 and are all under 20 used witch is best
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February 25, 2013 12:50:45 PM

Roughly like this.... (If I'm not wrong :D )

X1950 (it will depends of the model) >= 9500GT > 5450 > 210 ( 1G mem is wasted on this weak card IMO.)

I will go with x1950...
But u will need to caution when buying used card...
make sure u buy from trusted seller, and do some card healthty check...
February 25, 2013 2:50:04 PM

the x1950 512mb is off a trusted seller and is mint working condition for 20quid or i seen a 9800 gt for 20quid but thhe quy said it has driver problems or summerty
February 25, 2013 8:50:22 PM

can get a cheap 9800gt if thats any good ..
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February 26, 2013 5:02:31 AM

9800 GT is more powerfull than those card..

it good card and better buy, but as i said buying second hand came with it's own risk and reward :D 
February 26, 2013 9:18:21 PM

im going to hold off and save up for a new card instead as want something more recent with dx 11
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February 27, 2013 3:53:28 AM

If u could try aim for HD 7770... it a good cheap card but quite capable..
March 17, 2013 4:34:28 AM

rdc85 said:
If u could try aim for HD 7770... it a good cheap card but quite capable..


I doubt his system would pull off the HD 7770. Since his using a 350w PSU, I believe the PSU requirement for that card is 500w
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