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By whtddusy516
Jul 19, 2006
  1. Im running on a tight budget, but im trying to build a nice computer thatll play games [the most graphical it would get it Oblivion at medium settings].

    Only problem is I wont have enough money to get that graphics card for awhile, and I want to get this computer up ASAP.

    So what would be a good graphics card [PCI or PCI-e It doesnt matter to me] that would allow me to play older games [The most graphcis intense is Morrowind].

    I'm willing to spend $20-$40 on it

    Thanks, Aj
     
  2. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    How old of a game?
     
  3. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

  4. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 113

    Im not quiet sure how old they are but I picked up them up about 4 years ago, My Dell Dimension 4400 [with an MX400] plays them all reasonably. But im just seeing if theres anything else out there that could match that performance
     
  5. wirm

    wirm TS Rookie Posts: 64

    You may have trouble getting a decent card for $40. I'm guessing the FX 5500 or ATi 9250 could run it for around that price, but it wouldn't be too great performance-wise.
     
  6. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 113

    thanks for the replies but I think your giving me suggestions that would far exceed what I need temporarily. I just need something that will run Windows XP at 1024x780 and play some games[Elder Scrolls 3:Morrowind, Comand and Conquer: Renegade].

    If I cant find any cards that will perform better than my MX400 then ill just go with buying a new one.
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Try THIS video card. It should be better than your current card. It's still PCI, but if you don't have too much PCI cards, it should run better.
     
  8. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

  9. wirm

    wirm TS Rookie Posts: 64

    He only wants to spend $20 - 40.
     
  10. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 113

    Eh im willing to dish out a couple extra bucks if itll be worth it
     
  11. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    The price seems to be rising.:giddy:
     
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