Need to replace video card

By TorturedChaos
Feb 26, 2010
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  1. Well after much screwing around with my second computer system I have concluded that the GeForce 7200GS I bought a year ago is dying. So I'm looking to replace it.

    I don't need anything spectacular, I don't even use the computer. Just let me roommate use it and the most demanding thing she does is play some WoW.

    Looking to spend no more than $50.00. Its going in a PCIe slot. And I would prefer something with a fan. Not big on passive cooling, at least with the case its in. Not the best airflow. I don't need dual monitor out or TV out or anything fancy.

    the PSU I have is a 500w Antec.


    right now I'm kinda eying this card:

    MSI N94GT-MD512 GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail

    Any thoughts for ppl who know more than me??

    thx in advance
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    You could also look at the older 8600GT. It will net you marginally better performance than the 9400GT.

    Another consideration could be the Radeon HD 4650.
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,809   +642

  4. myrmidonks

    myrmidonks Newcomer, in training Posts: 65

    Definitely go for the 4650. It's a great deal for the performance and if your just looking to play WOW it will do fine.
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