New sub-$100 graphics card

  1. I'm replacing the graphics card in my spare computer so my wife can use it. The only damanding game she plays is Sims 3. For now it will be running a POS 17" CRT montior at no more than 768x1024, but down the road she would like something more like a ~20" flatscreen for it.

    So I'm trying to find the best bang for my buck graphics card in the sub $100 price range.

    Rest of the specs on the computer are a C2D 4200 CPU, 2 gigs DDR2 ram, an a decent Gigabyte mobo and a 500 watt Antec PSU. PSU is almost brand new. Replaced it right before the old geforce 7300 GPU went out, so I don't want to have to upgrade the PSU.

    Thanks!
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,067   +1,180

    Assuming you have a PCIe x16 slot available. Any of these cards would be fine for what you are asking. :)

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  3. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 843   +11

    Yah it has an open PCIe x16 slot where the old graphics card was. I will take a look at that list. thx
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

  5. Code Butcher

    Code Butcher TechSpot Member Posts: 84

    I just picked up a GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR3 from NewEgg for $9.99 after rebate. It has a VGA, DVI and HDMI port.
  6. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TechSpot Booster Posts: 239   +27

    skip on the 8400 GS, those are barely newer then the 7300 you pulled, as suggested a 6750 would fit the bill perfectly.
  7. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 843   +11

    I think I will go with the 6750. Hope I'm not ordering to late. Need it here by this weekend for my wife's birthday present :p.


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