Another video card suggestion

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by dreamliner77, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Looking for low end card for my grandfather's rig. Right now it has onboard Nvidia 6150 LE. He plays some games and this is horrible. Looking to spend between $50 and $75. PCI-E. No real preference for ATI or Nvidia, I'd like to have 256mb onboard.
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    If he doesn't use the PC for multimedia:
    8400GS $59
    8500GT $75 2x faster and worth $15 extra.

    If he does multimedia on the PC then go ATI:
    I guess the 2600 PRO would be the best choice at $85. It is ~30% slower than the 8500 GT but has HDMI support.
     
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  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Naw, no multimedia; just the occasional youtube video.
     
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Unless he's got special needs, is there a a reason the onboard won't suit his needs? Or is it broken?

    With that said, there's an X1550 to be had (do you need PCI-E, by the way?) for a mere $36. There's also this extremely adequade 9550 for $40 if you're after an AGP. Both are fanless for less things to go wrong (and quieter)...those qualities are ones that all older folks want anyway amirite
     
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  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    The onboard is horrible. Probably partly to blame is HP butting slow ram in the PC. A flight sim that he plays looks horrible compared to the old PC that had a 9600 in it.