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Would this Graphics card benefit my "RIG"

#1deware-94Posted 5/10/2014 4:48:55 PM
LOL, i have a low end, non gaming pc, with integrated graphics, like 500 mb's
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02674978&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en
would this graphics card help play good games/indie games, and older games, like dead space, possibly gta 4?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-High-Quality-GPU-GT610-2GB-DDR3-64Bit-DVI-PCI-E-Graphics-Card-/350810246254?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item51adeb8c6e
Im poor, lol 15, saving for car, so if u suggest a new gpu, please reccomend a low priced one, 0-70ish...
will my "new" pc play a lot of indie games, like gmod?
#2deware-94(Topic Creator)Posted 5/10/2014 5:00:24 PM
bump
#3AsellusPosted 5/10/2014 5:08:16 PM
It's an old cpu but you would certainly benefit from having an actual video card. Something like that though is really just too low-end to bother with. Any x10 series card is really just for HTPCs or just multimonitor support.
#4deware-94(Topic Creator)Posted 5/10/2014 5:08:26 PM
last "BUMP"
Please guys?
#5deware-94(Topic Creator)Posted 5/10/2014 5:10:17 PM
Asellus posted...
It's an old cpu but you would certainly benefit from having an actual video card. Something like that though is really just too low-end to bother with. Any x10 series card is really just for HTPCs or just multimonitor support.


and how do you guys know whats good, whats old, whats new, whats the specs.... Do you research it, or just have a magical catalog in your heads?
#6Majoras_pantsPosted 5/10/2014 5:14:56 PM
I mean, the main GPUs people bother with aren't hard to remember. But under $150, you wont find a card that benefits you much. And you probably don't know if that PC has a decent enough power supply to use a GPU at all.
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#7bluemooglePosted 5/10/2014 5:18:17 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about learning each and every spec on a video card when you're still new to hardware. It's easier to just pull up a review or FPS log of the card, since you can compare performance with a single number that way.

If you're looking at two cards, this is a good site to get a quick glance at them: http://gpuboss.com/compare-gpus

Generally speaking, though, you'll probably be paying at least $100 for an entry card. Anything cheaper than that aren't usually intended for gaming. I'd recommend looking at the Geforce 750 or higher.
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#8deware-94(Topic Creator)Posted 5/10/2014 5:20:11 PM
Majoras_pants posted...
I mean, the main GPUs people bother with aren't hard to remember. But under $150, you wont find a card that benefits you much. And you probably don't know if that PC has a decent enough power supply to use a GPU at all.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-HD-5450-1GB-64-bit-DDR3-PCI-Express-2-1-x16-HDCP-Ready-Low-Profi-/380899404681?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item58af5fab89
I searched online for the best $50 graphics card, its nw 35...
my wattage is 250, but idk what this gpu's wattage
#9deware-94(Topic Creator)Posted 5/10/2014 5:24:01 PM
and what do you guys mean anything under $100 isnt for gaming, i use ps4 for new games, PC for silly indie games, with low end graphics, gmod, limbo, simulators, octodad, maybe some older cheap games like dead space, etc.. gta(MAYBE)
#10Majoras_pantsPosted 5/10/2014 5:25:24 PM
250 probably wont cut it. You don't know if there will be an available plug, either.

Although that is a low profile card. It might let you play some older games and some indy games. hell, maybe even some newer games at low settings. But it's a good idea to crack open your case and see if there are any available plugs coming from your power supply. GPUs will either use a 6 pin plug or 2 4 pin plugs.
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