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Windows 7: Need help finding a graphics card for casual gaming

02 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 10
Need help finding a graphics card for casual gaming

Hello I currently just have built a pc but without a case(I don't need one) and I want to upgrade my graphics card. Which graphics card should I get for casual gaming with the following games:

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black ops 2
Counter-strike:global offense
The elders scrolls V: Skyrim
Call of Duty: World at War

And that's basically it. Here is my build:

RAM: 2 of these: Kingston Technology ValueRAM 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM SR x16 Desktop Memory KVR16N11S6/2 at

rest of my part list:

I grabbed a spare hard drive from my shelf: 1tb seagate HDD

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

GPU Currently: I have an Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS from an older PC.

So, which gpu is best for those games I want to play? Thank you in advance

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02 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 10

Also my budget is 100 bucks or less, and I'm going to upgrade my dual core to quad core here soon.
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03 Jul 2015   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I'm just going to throw this out there, it is really hard to find a decent GPU that will run things well for 100 dollars or less.

The best I can say is go on Ebay and look for trusted sellers who have decent GPU's for sale. Something along these lines.

Refurbished Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB GDDR5 SDRAM PCI E X16 840777044780 | eBay

But again from Ebay there is always some form of risk associated with that. Getting anything new that will run those games at a good framerate is pretty difficult.

That being said, if you are willing to stretch your budget a bit out to perhaps 150 dollars AMD has some pretty good options.

XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card (R9-270A-CNFC) - PCPartPicker is pretty good value for the money and you would be able to play most games on that.
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03 Jul 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You`re not going to find anything good for $100

This is about as cheap as you can go to play those games properly.

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ - 04G-P4-3966-KR
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03 Jul 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

All of those games except for Skyrim should run fine with a $100 graphics card. CSGO runs fine on older computers with graphics card not older than 2007 (Except for entry-levels).
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03 Jul 2015   #6

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Update your system specs as linked in my signature, I can't be arsed following links to read through specs.
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