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Windows 7: finishing a build for my parents, which card for them?

09 Feb 2011   #1
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 
finishing a build for my parents, which card for them?

DX58SO board
i7 920 DO processor
stock cooling
6GB OCZ DDR31600 gold xtc
1tb samsung spinpoint f3 (OS)
1tb samsung ecogreen (media, backups)
OCZ 600 watt PSU

Micro Center - Diamond 5750PE51G Radeon HD 5750 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card 5750PE51G I'm looking at this card from microcenter, I'm not sure what card they're going to need they just watch movies and do basic stuff that parents do like Microsoft Office and pictures of their grandkids.

I'd like to stay under $100. What about any Nvidia cards?


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09 Feb 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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09 Feb 2011   #3
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post

Micro Center Products : Computer Parts : Video Cards, TV Tuners

Anything that you see at Microcenter that tickles you? That card looks okay just dont see it at the denver store
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09 Feb 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post

Micro Center Products : Computer Parts : Video Cards, TV Tuners

Anything that you see at Microcenter that tickles you? That card looks okay just dont see it at the denver store
A 210GT would be fine for basic computing
Micro Center - ASUS 210SLDI1GD3V2LP NVIDIA GeForce 210 1024MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card 210SLDI1GD3V2LP

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0351297
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09 Feb 2011   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

honestly ANY modern ati or nvidia card should be more than adequate for them.
I would personally just go for a bang for buck buy. ATI is probably the best choice from that perspective. ...but some people just have brand loyalty.
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09 Feb 2011   #6
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Any ATI 5450 would be plenty.
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09 Feb 2011   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Once again I'll refer you to this power supply/video card rating chart Planning to upgrade your Graphics Card? Read First... Just to keep this in mind.
Fabe
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10 Feb 2011   #8
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

got a 5570 Sapphire card from MicroCenter today... looks like it will do the trick and only use 40watts
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10 Feb 2011   #9
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yes, and it should be more than adequate for their needs.
It can even handle some light gaming.
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