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Got money, no graphics card, need help finding a GPU

By Dannyk0ed
Dec 24, 2011
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  1. Hello, I have 100 dollars and i have a old computer , I have a decent rated fast CPU.
    I want a GPU that will work for my MSI-7093(MS-7093)
    My specs are(click below Member since)
    I want a decent card that will get around 30+ fps, and the case is EMACHINES T6212( Look it up).
    I want to know if i can equip the EVGA GeForce 9500GT 1GB DDR2-40$
    I have one PCIe x16 Slot opened,

    I really want to get a gaming card,
    IF you are gonna comment that i have a shitty bulid then dont post,
    I play Games below 2009 So leave.
    I really need help.

    P.S: Dont suggest me to get a High-end graphics card like GTX 560ti or 6950 or 6970
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,119   +1,523

    Yes you can

    The 9500 GT is a single slot card that doesn't require an additional power connection. If you have a 350W power supply or greater, I see no reason why a 9500 GT would not work.

    If you could possibly swing purchasing the EVGA GeForce GT 440, it only requires a 300W power supply and will more than double the graphical performance of the EVGA GeForce 9500 GT.

    P.S.
    Trying to control who post and how they post could leave you without any replies. I know some of the post maybe frustrating but sometimes you just have to deal with them, if you don't want to run everyone off.
     
  3. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Thanks, but the GT 440 doesnt come with VGA, I have DVI but i need to find the cord to it.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,119   +1,523

    There are GT 440's with VGA (D-Sub) connectors. There are even DVI to VGA adapters. Many graphics cards come with these adapters.

    I'm not trying to pressure you into purchasing anything. I'm trying to make sure you are aware of more choices. To be honest I hate seeing people buy old tech when new tech could serve them better. :/
     
  5. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 79

    The problem is that i have DDR memory and not DDR2 will it still run?
     
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    That's not a problem.
     
  7. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Thank you i got worried.
     
  8. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Enthusiast Posts: 159

    Another option is the HD 6670, which generally outperforms the GT 440, and also runs on a 300W PSU (as long as you don't plan on overclocking it).
    Whatever card you pick, try to stick to GDDR5 memory as both cards come in GDDR3 and GDDR5 versions and obviously the latter will perform (slightly) better.

    If only I could actually find a place that sells OEM GT 440s, I'd recommend one of those instead (144 vs 96 sps and 192 vs 128bit memory bus).
     
  9. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 250

    yes,agree with herpaderp ,the HD 6670 or 5670 is much better than 9500 gt or gt440
     
  10. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 79

    I was thinking about the hd 5670 but im not a high end gamer, i like to stick to 2009 and below, i can play skyrim on 9500T for less money and same fps
     
  11. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 250

    not the same fps ,HD 5670 is about 100% faster than 9500GT
     
     
  12. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Enthusiast Posts: 159

    lol the HD 6670 is far from a high end graphics card, it only costs ~$90USD, compared to say..an HD 6970 (~$340USD). It's only suited to gaming at 1440x900 with most newer titles, but if you'll be sticking to 2009 and older games, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the amount of games you can run at higher resolutions/detail settings.
     
  13. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +9

    Yeah, the HD5670/6670 is a great card for the price...comparable to a 9800GT but uses less power. Another option is to find a 9800GT "Green Edition" which doesn't require a separate PCI-E 6 Pin power connector.
     
  14. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 79

    I just got the 210 so end of topic
     
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,119   +1,523

    I find it hard to believe you exceeded this request with a Geforce 210. At least your performance is 4 times that of the on-board Radeon Xpress 200.

    I thought you were looking for a low end gaming card.
     
  16. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Low end my ***,When i sticked this Bad boy into my Computer i turned skyrim on and i get 22-30fps
     
  17. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,336   +280

    I wish I could have a post as short as "hehe"
     
  18. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Enthusiast Posts: 159

    I hope you never post again asking for recommendations since you don't give two shits and are satisfied with mediocrity. Funny thing is, if you had at least just gone ahead with buying a 9500GT, you could have had almost double the performance for the same price.
     
  19. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    This makes me laugh so much if you wont take advice don't ask for IT!
     
  20. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Please tell me what is a low end card if you don't classify a Geforce 210 as a low end card?

    And I'm afarid your logic of "I play games release before 2009 so I will buy a graphics card from 2009" is fatally flawed... that's like saying "I like movies from the 80s so I will buy a Betamax player".
     
  21. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    i love how he plays games from 2009 on a system from like 2006.
     
  22. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,336   +280

    Crysis came out in 2007.
     
  23. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Posts: 277

    +1 He probably won't even be able to do low with that. :D

    On a side note, I think someone should close this thread before it degenerates.
    After all, we shouldn't be feeding trolls as that would just attract more trolls.
     
  24. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,336   +280

    Probably a good idea... thread closed.
     


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