Changing video card

Aug 7, 2011
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  1. So right now I got the geforce 7950 GX2 on my temp system. Its a dell desktop forgot the model number. After I bild my new rig I'm going to sell the temp comp for maybe 200 to 300 bucks. The video card in it is dying and I need to change it. Don't want to spend a fortune on it since I'm getting rid of it soon.

    Any suggestions on a decent video cards so I can play a few games on it till build my new system??
  2. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TS Enthusiast Posts: 107

    ATI 5570/5670 maybe? What's your budget?
  3. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 220   +14

    I would have to say around $80 too $120

    Like i said before I don't want anything to extravagant but I also want to be able to play a few games on it.
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    I don't think it's worth it. At best, you might buy a new power supply, and a hefty graphics card, then swap those in when you get your new computer, depending on how long that will take.

    I doubt anyone intelligent will pay more than a dime.
    There's plenty of people who are not though.
  5. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 220   +14

    I kinda figured as much. I guess ill just use the 7950 till it dies out. Then buy a cheap one so i have internet access at least :/
  6. rockyjohns

    rockyjohns TS Rookie Posts: 80

    Does your PC have a integrated video on the mobo, even if you are not using it now? If so that will give you internet access and use.

    If you really can sell it for $200, then you need to make sure it has working graphics to get that return, either from integrated graphics or a discrete card.

    What is the model number of your Dell? Maybe it has a strong enought PSU to support getting a decent video card now that you can move into your later system, unless you plan a significant upgrade at the time.

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