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MSI 610 GT good for a backup card?

#1fiasco86Posted 8/26/2013 11:52:28 AM
Bought a 760 last week. After a day of use it bricked, so I RMA'd it. I already gave my old card to my sister, so now I'm stuck with nothing for about a week.

I'm looking at an MSI GeForce 610 GT on craigslist for $30. Obviously I don't plan to be able to play all my games on high settings or anything in the meantime. I just need to be able to use my PC, capture console gameplay, edit videos, and maybe play some older games.

You guys think that's a good investment to hold me over for a week or so, and have on-hand as a backup card?
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#2Dirk85UKPosted 8/26/2013 11:54:23 AM
That card is so bad, it's not even worth bothering with.
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#3DragnfyrPosted 8/26/2013 11:55:21 AM
What kind of system doesn't have built in integrated graphics these days?
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#4overkillwfo1978Posted 8/26/2013 11:55:21 AM
It's better than nothing... but barely better. I wouldn't spend $30 on it. I would just wait. 610 is a bad card even for a dirt cheap price. Installing it alone would be more trouble than it is worth.
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#5maybecallsPosted 8/26/2013 11:58:54 AM(edited)
Dirk85UK posted...
That card is so bad, it's not even worth bothering with.


Yeah, which CPU do you have? If my 460 conks out, I would use my i5's HD 2000 graphics until I can get a replacement.

EDIT Oops, I quoted the wrong post! It's all this BF3 hassle getting to me.
#6JockoPosted 8/26/2013 11:59:51 AM
As much as a piece of garbage the 610 is there aren't too many better cards out there for $30. Not sure if you'll be able to play a lot of newer gamer even at low settings at 768 resolution. I'm sure there's slightly better cards out there for 30 but they'd be online and you'd have to wait a week for shipping which would completely negate most of the point of getting it.
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#7fiasco86(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 12:01:59 PM
I have an FX-8350, so no integrated graphics. Is the card really that bad? Like I said, I don't really plan on gaming with it; I just need to be able to use my PC. My previous card was a Radeon HD 5450, which has significantly lower benchmark scores, and it worked fine for the things I need to do.
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#8brainlackPosted 8/26/2013 12:42:48 PM
fiasco86 posted...
I have an FX-8350, so no integrated graphics. Is the card really that bad? Like I said, I don't really plan on gaming with it; I just need to be able to use my PC. My previous card was a Radeon HD 5450, which has significantly lower benchmark scores, and it worked fine for the things I need to do.


well capturing and editing gt610 won't help on those but running your pc without integrated will
tip give your gt610 to your sister she won't know
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#9Snuckie7Posted 8/26/2013 12:43:29 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
What kind of system doesn't have built in integrated graphics these days?


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#10Kokuei05Posted 8/26/2013 12:53:18 PM
No. Just find an GTS 250 or HD4850. An outdated mid range 5 years ago would be a better choice than a piece of crap now.
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