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  1. a_ump

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    I'm looking for at cheap GPU upgrade for my aunt's computer. She currently is running an intel GMA 950, which can actually "run" Gal Civ 2:TotA and medieval:total war at low-medium. So i'm simply looking for a bump that'll help keep the games running smooth.

    Now by cheap upgrade i meant it, as her OEM compaq desktop only has a 250watt with 14amps on the single 12v rail. Upgrading the PSU is out of the question as i already know that the cards that can operate within the PSU's limit will satisfy the boost my lil cous needs@1024x768.

    Looking For
    HD 4650, 4670
    HD 5550, 5570, 5670
    HD 6570, 6670

    GT 240
    GT 430, 440
    GTS 450
    GT 520
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    Those are what come to mind, though any other PCI-e card that doesn't require a pin connector feel free to send a PM.
    I've only done a few online purchases, so heatware rep isn't that accumulated but it is in my sig. I'm Looking to spend $50 or less, but will go a little more if i find a deal worth it. Thanks
     
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    i'm almost positive there are no gts 450's that don't require a 6pin,unfortunately
     
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    That 250w PSU is seriously going to limit your upgrade potential. Best I can suggest for semi-decent performance would be something like a GT 240 at the most. Even that would be touch and go. Maybe look for an 8600 or 9600.
     
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    I have a couple "green" 9800 GT's. One is XFX and the other is BFG. PM me an offer if you're interested.
     
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    GT240 better selection
     
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    I have an HD 5670 from XFX laying around if you're interested. I'll give you a good deal.


    If not, hope you find what you're looking for.
     
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