Need New Card about $50 including shipping...

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#1 Posted by Nutrollio (55 posts) -

I'm looking for more bang for my buck video card deal, I'm planning on buying a $50 amazon gift card at giant eagle and using it to buy a cheap decent video card that can run modern games at at least low setting's. I have a tv moniter that only uses VGA connector, so it would have to have that connection on the video card.

Need not to worry about power supply, got all i need..

I'm using a ATI 3000 ingrated graphics right now, I need way better than that.


AMD Quad

4gig ram

Windows 7

ati 3000( want to upgrade this baby)

It has to be as close to $50 as possible, no higher, this is with shipping and everything...

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (31703 posts) -
#3 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4355 posts) -
You can't really get anything decent for $50. It wouldn't play some of the newest games even on low.
#4 Posted by Nutrollio (55 posts) -

Ok ive decided to get one of these at Newegg instead. Can some one experienced tell which one of these is better, I'm goin for neweegg now because they have cheaper shipping...

Any of these, including the one the other guy posted up above, they have to be better than a ATI 3000 ingrated...

#5 Posted by General_X (9122 posts) -
Honestly spending $50 on a GPU isn't great. Because if you, for instance, spend 3x more on a better card, you can get a card that's over 10x more powerful.
#6 Posted by Amster_G (4290 posts) -

I'm using a ATI 3000 ingrated graphics right now, I need way better than that.Nutrollio

Something way better? $50 including shipping (and taxes)?

I have no clue how to help.

#7 Posted by General_X (9122 posts) -
Also to actually be helpful, I recommend saving atleast $15-20 more and getting a Radeon 6670 at the very least. That $15 will be the difference between many games being unable to run, and getting decent frames at reasonable settings in pretty much any game. Honestly spending $50 on a GT 520 would just be throwing away $50.
#8 Posted by adamosmaki (9840 posts) -
the lowest you want to be spending on a GPU is at least $70-75 for a 6670 or a used 6770 or if you are lucky a used 6850. Anything lower than that is a waste of money imo.
#9 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

TC if you want to stick to your budget check dis sh!t out playa!!!!

hd 4670 1gb :D

to quote dayum drops:


the 4670 is capable of playing many contemporary titles on high or maximum including the likes of rainbow 6 vegas 2, bioshock 2, singularity, transformers: war for cybertron, assassins creed 1, wh40k: dawn of war II: retribution, and batman: arkham asylum @ 720p

if you drop down to medium settings how about we add on battlefield: bad company 2, crysis 1, and stalker: call of pripyat

if your power supply will take it, expect to watch it waste your old graphics chip, and thats a guarantee

que the music!!!!

#10 Posted by kraken2109 (13237 posts) -

Look second hand?

#11 Posted by djdarkforces (810 posts) -

i scored a 4850 for about 43 bucks delivered

#12 Posted by yonyz (533 posts) -

Look second hand?

THIS. GPUs get old fast and this shows in the second hand market. I scored an HD6950 2GB for 75% it's price and it's relatively new. If you buy something even older, you can save even more.
#13 Posted by flipsthebird (14 posts) -

I'm a go for the older more powerful DX10 card over buying a new under powered DX11 card myself.