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Cheapo PC GPU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Nige01010, 15 Oct 2009.

  1. Nige01010

    Gangster

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    Hi guys have just built a very cheapo PC just for the process of basic HD playback on my Plasma just like a media centre, now I have spent no more than £30 on the parts :) I need a GPU as the onboard Intel G33 is giving me some issues with CIV4 I love to play this game on my big plasma now I have a gaming machine consisting of a i7 which I play most of my games on and PS etc. What would you guys recommend to be a decent GPU for this machine, doesn’t need to be over kill :)


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  2. Sindri

    Hitman

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    What power psu are you using?
     
  3. Alex74

    Mobster

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    HD4670? Might be a tad cpu limited at low resolutions, but it's a decent card with good power consumption for £55


    EDIT: May have misread your post :p if you're just using it as a media box could go even further down for a 4350 or similar..
     
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  4. Nige01010

    Gangster

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    An OCZ modular 600W so there is pleanty of power :) Yep just for HD playback to a plasma 1080p res and to run CIV4 the Intel GPU is rubbish! :D
     
  5. Ryan111

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  6. Nige01010

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  7. Ryan111

    Wise Guy

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    That would do HD easy, and games to a small extent
     
  8. Alex74

    Mobster

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    Hmm..Not really worth dropping down to a 4650 (imho) and you wont get as many options out of a 4350.

    Recommendation: Get that 4670 and (optional) overclock that E1400 to 3.0GHz :D
     
  9. Nige01010

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    The E1400 believe it or not has shocked me :D It’s come a long way from the old Celeron generation; it’s a cracking budget CPU, I will try to push it further! I ideally need a passive GPU as its running near silent and a loud GPU fan would be an issue :)
     
  10. McstylisT

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