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Starting low budget computer build


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crpowell67

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Crossed wires here me thinks as you never said which card you had decided on so all I had to go on was what you stated earlier;

video card - MSI N210-MD1G/D3 GeForce 210 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127515 (if it will work if not my 8400gs 512mb)

The video cards that you presently have and the one at your link are slow so games will lag as a result, they may not even meet the Minimum System Requirements that most modern games demand and so will not work in any event.
Basically the above cards performance will not allow them to keep up with the faster CPU, Ram and HDD;

The card at your link;
Core Clock 589MHz
Memory Interface 64-bit

The least expensive that I suggested;
Core Clock 700MHz
Memory Interface 128-bit

The other option;
Core Clock 625MHz
Memory Interface 128-bit
Slower but has 2GB of VRam


Okay I have about $50 to $70 left to spend on a video card any suggestions on the card that would be good for that price
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814187138
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102934
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okay here is what I was thinking I can downgrade from 8gb ram to 4 using these

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231438 I can always buy another of these later to go to 8gb

and buy this video card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150580

what I need to know is 2.1 x 16 gonna work or do I need 2.0 x 16

I figure I can get the system up and running with 4gb ram to start

Edited by crpowell67, 17 March 2012 - 05:03 PM.

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okay here is what I was thinking I can downgrade from 8gb ram to 4 using these

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231438 I can always buy another of these later to go to 8gb

and buy this video card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150580

what I need to know is 2.1 x 16 gonna work or do I need 2.0 x 16

I figure I can get the system up and running with 4gb ram to start

Video cards are backwards compatible so 2.1 will work with 2.0.
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okay that is what I will do then my job is talking about a layoff so I want the main parts first and ram is cheaper then the video card and I can upgrade it later.
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Check out this on doing a budget build, might be pretty helpful: http://www.squidoo.c...budget-computer
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