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Windows 7: Looking for GPU for PCIe 1.1

16 May 2013   #1

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
Looking for GPU for PCIe 1.1

Hey all-

I just recently acquired a ThinkCentre tower for the family to use. It's on the older side, but it's still decently powerful - enough to handle multiple users running multiple programs. However, I'm looking to boost its ability to run some of the games the kids want to play. So I'm looking for a fairly cheap PCIe 1.1 card (ATI would be preferable; nVidia is acceptable). I think the power supply is 300W - I couldn't find the wattage on the side, but I'm taking a stab given previous experience with older ThinkCentres. Looking for something in the sub-$50 range. Any recommendations?

EDIT: Oh yes, and I'm running Windows 7 Pro x64 on the desktop.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

This looks to be the best bet your circumstances/price:

DIAMOND 6450PE31GSB AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB GDDR3 SDRAM PCI Express x16 Video Card -

The trouble is, if no card, then the PSU might be just enough for what it's running currently and not give ANY or very little room for watts needed by a video card, worse case you have to swap in a new PSU, it's probably due for one anyway, I'd get one rated 80 Plus Bronze or higher.

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Recommended for contrasting and comparing quickly. 8)
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 Looking for GPU for PCIe 1.1

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