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How Good Is This Graphics Card?

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created 03/31/2014 11:10 am by Ender_Graphics
last reply 03/31/2014 12:00 pm
Hey guys so I have been saving up a little bit of money to buy a semi-high quality graphics card for $40 or less. And this is what I found: http://bit.ly/1hrPStl
Is it good or bad or semi-good (what I'm going for) or what? Also please rate it 1-10 (10 meaning the best). And if the card is not so good please tell me another link to a card that is $40 or less (and is better),
Thank You.
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03/31/2014 12:00 pm
Level 40 : Master Pixel Painter
telamonianajax
#1 rule of gaming, doubles every 3 years: Don't buy a card with less than 512mb VRAM. 3 years from now, ALL games will require a gig, not just crazy stuff like ARMA. and after that, more like a gig and a half.
03/31/2014 11:44 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Miner
Civil_Realms
Just save up money because buying a 30-40$ video card will result in you not being able to play any games (minecraft might be possible), and it might break fairly quick, get a decent videocard of around 100-200 bucks which'll be usable for multiple years and which you can achieve much more with.
03/31/2014 11:39 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
Kaev
If $40 is definitely your budget, then you really wouldn't be able to run many games at all.
03/31/2014 11:27 am
Level 16 : Journeyman Ninja
NinjaWasHere
Go for the 750ti its a bang for buck
LOW wattage GPU.You Can play Battlefield 4 on medium settings 30-40 fps i think
03/31/2014 11:30 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
Ender_Graphics
pretty spendy I was looking for something in the $40 range :/
03/31/2014 11:20 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Greggie
For 30$ it's good but i would rather buy a bit more expensive video card so you dont need to change it every year (if you play other games than minecraf)
03/31/2014 11:32 am
Level 36 : Artisan Architect
Schwerpunkt_
Good? What the hell are you talking about? I spent like $300 on a graphics card for my computers... How could ten times LESS be still good? A decent low end graphics card costs like 100$
03/31/2014 11:17 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Pony
StillCat
I would suggest you actually looked at the reviews - reviews are your friend, and you love your friend. They give you a basic idea of what you're looking for. I can see overheating, burning, going dead after 5 months...you want to make sure the things you are buying are worth it, no matter how pricy.
03/31/2014 11:19 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
Ender_Graphics
Mkay then seems legit, good advice. Also do you have any examples of a good graphics card?
03/31/2014 11:21 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Pony
StillCat
I'm definitely not a graphics card expert (I just came to tell you stuff about reviews xD) but a few minutes or so of Googling, finding products, reading reviews, repeat, will get you an idea of what you're looking for. Make sure to really know what you're buying!
03/31/2014 11:14 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
Kaev
It will run Minecraft, sure, the GPU doesn't play a huge role. But with basically any other game - No

$30 on a GPU would not run many games I'm afraid. Look in to spending $100 - 150$ + for a decent one. Your GPU should be the most expensive piece of hardware if this is a gaming machine (That's if you're going to play more intensive games than Minecraft).
03/31/2014 11:18 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
Ender_Graphics
So what if I wanted just a cheap $40 one?

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