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Windows 7: Which Graphics card is better for my pc?

03 Feb 2011   #1
jayantkumar

windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Which Graphics card is better for my pc?

Hi,

Below is my PC configuration

Motherboard : HIS MAXG31PR
RAM : 2 GB DDR 2
Processor : Intel core duo 2.7 Ghz. (Intel G33/G31 Chipset Family)
H.D. : 500 GB
OS : Windows 7

my budget is $50.

I have ATX cabinate with intex SMPS Power supply.

I want to purchase graphics card to play a game and experience high graphics software.

Which graphics card is better to play game as per my PC configuration.

Please suggest.

Thanks & Regards
Jayantkumar


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03 Feb 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm having a hard time finding specific specs on that motherboard. Does it have a pci-e slot.
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03 Feb 2011   #3
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayantkumar View Post
Hi,

Below is my PC configuration

Motherboard : HIS MAXG31PR
RAM : 2 GB DDR 2
Processor : Intel core duo 2.7 Ghz. (Intel G33/G31 Chipset Family)
H.D. : 500 GB
OS : Windows 7

I want to purchase graphics card to play a game and experience high graphics software.

Which graphics card is better to play game as per my PC configuration.

Please suggest.

Thanks & Regards
Jayantkumar
More importantly, we need to find out what PSU you are currently using.

EDIT: Plus your budget.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Feb 2011   #4
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I'm having a hard time finding specific specs on that motherboard. Does it have a pci-e slot.
It does.

His motherboard is based off Intel's G31 chipset.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2011   #5
jayantkumar

windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I'm having a hard time finding specific specs on that motherboard. Does it have a pci-e slot.
It does.

His motherboard is based off Intel's G31 chipset.
Yes it is based of intel G31 chipset.

my budget is $50.

I have ATX cabinate with intex SMPS Power supply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2011   #6
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

For $50 an Nvidia series 9000 card(such as the 9800GT) would be fine

Quote:
I want to purchase graphics card to play a game and experience high graphics software.
Don't expect any high performance with a $50 card. Most high end cards are priced at $250 and higher
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03 Feb 2011   #7
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayantkumar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I'm having a hard time finding specific specs on that motherboard. Does it have a pci-e slot.
It does.

His motherboard is based off Intel's G31 chipset.
Yes it is based of intel G31 chipset.

my budget is $50.

I have ATX cabinate with intex SMPS Power supply.
Well... For exactly $50, your options are somewhat limited.

On the AMD side:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100292DDR3L Radeon HD 5450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

NVIDIA:

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-1213-LR GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

With the AMD option being the better one of the two.

Now, if you want to stretch your budget a little bit, these would be the ones to go after:

AMD:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100287L Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

NVIDIA:

Newly released | Newegg.com - MSI N440GT-MD1GD3/LP GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

With the HD 5670 having as much as a ~10% advantage performance-wise.

EDIT: And like yowan said, don't expect ground breaking performance with a ~$50 video card, most of these cards are designed for media centers/HTPC. Not for gaming.
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