New budget video card?

bob hays

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Hi everyone, a few years back i got a barebones pc for just basic school work and so on, some light gaming here and there. Since then i've upgraded the ram and harddrive but now im thinking of getting a video card.
I have a really low budget of about $30 because I don't really game that much and my parents are paying for it. I was wondering if I should actually get a discreet GPU or just use the integrated one. I have an i3 540 @ 3.06 Ghz with Intel HD (not 2000 or 3000, its the original one). The integrated GPU is clocked at 733Mhz. I have found quite a few discreet GPU's from $15 to $30 but wasn't sure if they were any better. I found this one while just looking around.

1. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2898919&CatId=3669
(Zotac GeForc 610 2GB but 1GB would be just fine.)
 

MajinCry

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Any NVidia x10, x20 and (to a lesser extent) a x30 will not allow you to game to a, well, tolerable level.

A 6670 DDR3 is fine for 720p gaming @ medium settings for most games. I would suggest that you aim for a 6670 ddr3 at the least.
 

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