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Windows 7: looking for a good low priced graphics card

22 Jun 2011   #1
randomgibberish

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
looking for a good low priced graphics card

I'm just looking for a graphics card that can run team fortress 2 at high graphics and arma 2 at at least 85% on normal graphics.
my computer specs are

Model: EL 1850
with 2.00 GB RAM
Processor:Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 450 @ 2.20GHz 2.19GHz


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22 Jun 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is currently the best low profile card available,

Newegg.com - Palit NE5S4500F0601 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

but I somehow doubt that the power supply in that Emachine is up to running it. Emachine doesn't list what it is,

eMachines Official Site - Desktop - EL1850-01e Product Details

but I have a feeling it is something like a 250-300W power supply, except that card requires a decent 400W power supply minimum, and they are far and few between in a size that would fit that case.

Would also help to know how much you're willing to spend on a card. There are other lower spec'ed and lower power requirement cards available.

P.S. Even if you could get that GTS 450 to run, what you're looking to get out of it may not even be possible due to the single core Celeron,

Intel® Celeron® M Processor 450 (1M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)with SPEC Code(s)SL9KX

it has for a CPU.
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22 Jun 2011   #3
randomgibberish

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

is there a possibility that I could get a card for just team fortress 2 and not arma thats low profile and if not could you tell me the names of any low cost dual or quad cores i'm willing to pay up to $900 for a new computer
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23 Jun 2011   #4
Matt2488

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by randomgibberish View Post
is there a possibility that I could get a card for just team fortress 2 and not arma thats low profile and if not could you tell me the names of any low cost dual or quad cores i'm willing to pay up to $900 for a new computer
For 900 bucks you can build or buy a pretty solid machine, more than capable of running Team Fortress 2 and have some room to upgrade.

Are you looking to build or to buy one already built?
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23 Jun 2011   #5
randomgibberish

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

buy one already built
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23 Jun 2011   #6
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by randomgibberish View Post
buy one already built
That's a shame, you'd be better off building one yourself.
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23 Jun 2011   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Normally good and cheap don't necessarily go together very well

Rich
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24 Jun 2011   #8
krazymate

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

i would presonally go for the gtx 460 100 - 150 pound recently just built a machine for a friend with this card in great card hes played everything so far maxed out with 50 - 80 fps
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25 Jun 2011   #9
randomgibberish

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Guys im only 13 and im clueless to how to build a computer one question for would it be cheaper to build a computer myself and another thing i've lowered my price to 400-450 dollars
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