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Recommend me a cheap quiet graphics card (not for gaming)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mr poo, 9 Jun 2006.

  1. mr poo

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    Just looking to do a new AM2 build and want a cheap, quiet graphics card - I wont be using it for gaming, so just something cheapish and reliable please.
     
  2. vanandjuanunited

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    Why not go for onboard graphics?
     
  3. BloodWolf

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    Yeah, cheap & reliable. :p
     
  4. mr poo

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    Would that do the job? do any of the AM2 boards have onboard graphics?
     
  5. markysparky

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    geforce 5200, definately not for games but cheap as anything and available on ocuk
     
  6. BloodWolf

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    Are you going for amd or intel?
     
  7. lay-z-boy

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    thats agp and about 300 years old.


    a 6200 or 6200TC should fit the bill, damm cheap and has some nice features too, try to get the passive models.

    am2 is amds new socket. *slap*
    and i dont think there are any am2 mobos with the 6100 chipset.
     
  8. mr poo

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    Thanks, so will the 6200 run fine on with this motherboard - MSI K9N Platinum nForce 570
     
  9. Cyber-Mav

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    6200 is your best bet and it has purevideo too.
     
  10. lay-z-boy

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    yes, perfectly fine :)
     
  11. mr poo

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    cool thanks, any one I should go for in particular?
     
  12. markysparky

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    NO COMPETITOR LINKING , READ THE FAQ , YOU'VE HAD YOUR ONE & ONLY WARNING
     
  13. Cyber-Mav

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    try and get one that has a 128bit memory interface.
     
  14. The Deuce

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    never laughed so much in my life ;)
     
  15. lay-z-boy

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  16. mr poo

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    cool, thanks all

    Also, If I was prepared to spend a bit more would the 6800 or 6600 be the obvious choice?
     
    Last edited: 10 Jun 2006
  17. lay-z-boy

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    if you want something a bit better then if you want ati

    x1600pro

    or if nvidia

    7600gs/gt

    but if your not gaming neither are worth it.
     
  18. mr poo

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    will there be any issues with running programs like Photoshop & Indesign on a cheaper card?