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Rammstein4Ever

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cheap video card
« on: February 14, 2011, 10:19:15 PM »
Any one have a 256 meg or 512 meg PCI-Express video card laying around they would sell me?  My buddy got a hand me down PC and he loves playing WoW, but is stuck with on board video.  His wife has a tight clench on the wallet and I figured I would do him a favor and get one for him.

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 02:31:22 AM »
How about $70 for my EVGA 8600 GT? I've been needing to upgrade for a while..

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 02:48:31 AM »
No offense Jeepidude but that's a crappy price. I sold my 8800gt for $80 3 years ago, and for that price he could get something like a 4830 that would smoke it.

If it's for WoW, I would say a 5450 would do him good.

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 02:52:03 AM »

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 12:09:46 PM »
$70 is probably a little much for me, that link is not working for me sentry.

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 12:21:36 PM »
Assuming you're at work, it's probably their nanny software. Check it out when you get home.

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 02:46:34 PM »
here is a link for the card (well not a saphire, but same card, different manufacturer and you save a dollar lol. (ever little bit helps these days)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131339&cm_re=ati_5450_512mb-_-14-131-339-_-Product

Shouldn't be to hard to play WoW on that thing at all. Although not sure what they new expansion has done as far as stress on the video card. Most of that has to do with the CPU probably though.

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 03:08:57 PM »
Isn't WoW mostly a CPU-intensive game anyway? I could be wrong, but I thought that's how it used to be.

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 03:37:54 PM »
No offense Jeepidude but that's a crappy price. I sold my 8800gt for $80 3 years ago, and for that price he could get something like a 4830 that would smoke it.
No doubt.

In late December I sold a new EVGA 8600GT for $15. http://i.imgur.com/axyqn.jpg

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 03:55:01 PM »
I was just going by a quick goolge of prices... sheesh.

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2011, 05:32:30 PM »
Isn't WoW mostly a CPU-intensive game anyway? I could be wrong, but I thought that's how it used to be.

I would guess it would really. Since no matter how nice of a video card you have, you get in a highly populated area, you are going to chug along. So CPU does play a huge role in it. the graphics just are not that intense.

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 06:51:46 PM »
Isn't WoW mostly a CPU-intensive game anyway? I could be wrong, but I thought that's how it used to be.


Yes. It's all CPU and RAM.  Pick up a 4650 or something.

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Re: cheap video card
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 10:31:44 PM »
It's a newer PC, and I'm sure it's not amazing but I haven't got to really look at it yet.  I'm sure running a dedicated card will help in two ways, better graphics and eliminate the on board video from hogging ram.