New sub-$100 graphics card

By TorturedChaos · 6 replies
Aug 2, 2012
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  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.

  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,744   +3,710

    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: 839   +29

    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: 1,706   +172

  5. Code Butcher

    Code Butcher TS Enthusiast Posts: 60

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 579   +189

    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: 839   +29

    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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