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Master Geek
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Topic # 173243 15-May-2015 21:59
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Just wondering if anyone's got a graphics card that's alot better than my current 8500GT
Decent grunt to run 1080p, video's and maybe even bluray.

Only requirement is that it has to be a single slot as the pcie x1 is running a tv tuner card right next to it.

Preferably free :)

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  Reply # 1306152 15-May-2015 21:59
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  Reply # 1306326 16-May-2015 15:34
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Well the 8500GT just died :(

So need a new card even more now.


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  Reply # 1306668 17-May-2015 15:47
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I have a GTS250,

Judging from the following comparison it should be way better than your 8500 GT.

It was a pretty sweet card, it could handle the game Titan Fall. 

You can have it for $30 including postage.

I have not tested it, but if there is an issue send it back and I will give your cash back.  It was find when I pulled it out of my machine.

I just re-read your post, this is dual slot card, so it might not work for you. 

Let me know if you want it.

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  Reply # 1306717 17-May-2015 18:21
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Thanks but definitely needs to be single slot, due to the pcie x1

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  Reply # 1306728 17-May-2015 18:53
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Ahhh yeah, I see now.  No worries good luck finding something.

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  Reply # 1306731 17-May-2015 19:07
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I'm sure you've looked at retailers, but

I may have an 8800GT at work, will have a look in the morning to see if it still works if you don't find anything in the interim.

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  Reply # 1306865 17-May-2015 21:52
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The HD5450 will work well, I've used it for a media centre decoding MP4 on a full HD TV.  Was awesome on Need-4-Speed Underground.  Could not remember the model number, but that is the one.

You can never have enough Volvos!

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  Reply # 1310248 23-May-2015 03:06
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Bump,  Not really looking to shell out for a new card as it's going to be replaced next yr , so cheap/free second hand will do


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