(Low Budget) Graphics Card Recommendations

By TheAnimeNerd
Jul 1, 2015
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  1. Hello,

    I have a decent PC with a crappy graphics card which is the only thing holding my gaming back
    I have 4 gigs of RAM and an Intel Core 2 duo E6400 of 2.13 Ghz
    Its a Dell Optiplex 745 MiniTower and it has a Power Supply of 305w or so

    I need a Graphics card within 20-50$ (Without having to upgrade the entire thing)
    Yep, I know I'm cheap, but I'm pretty desperate since my PC can't run even most games such as League of Legends and DOTA 2
    (Dota 2 ftw)

    But for some weird reason I can run Elder Scrolls Oblivion perfectly yet games like "Skullgirlz" won't despite being a linear game

    And after researchin' my sh*t, I came across these Graphics cards

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 = $50

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 = $50

    GeForce 210 = $27.50

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 = $50

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 = $38

    AMD Radeon HD 6450 = $35

    Tell me the "best choice" out of these since my budget is pretty much limited, and if the cards that I chose
    "will even" work or fit inside the case

    Also does it being Single-Width or Dual-Width matter?
    And if it does which of the graphics cards that I listed will actually work?

    I am just looking for a graphics card that will improve my PC, not one that will turn it into a gaming computer

    Answer with minimum detail please :3
    Just kidding write as much as you want

  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    I'd recommend going to Ebay and looking for something like a Radeon HD 7850. I saw some sell for around 50ish bucks. The HD 7850 would be a huge improvement over the cards you listed.
  3. kurt123

    kurt123 TS Rookie

    Is your system 32 or 64 bit? If it's a 32 bit system maybe that's why you can't run most games.

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