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Good graphics card to match to Q8400 ?

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by LDee, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. LDee

    LDee Regular member

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    Hello,

    Have a box that I'd like to use for games if possible. It's got a mid to low end CPU, Q8400 core 2 quad, and 8GB of RAM. I'm looking for a graphics card that isn't overkill so the cpu would be constantly bottle-necking, but more like something that sits nicely in this mid to low power system. Ideally I'd like to be able to play newish games like Bioshock Infinite and BF4 etc (not bothered if I can't run them on the highest settings). My knowledge of graphics cards is very much out of date so I'd really appreciate it if I could get a few suggestions. Oh, and if it's not worth me attempting to play games on a system based on this cpu please let me know.

    Thanks!
     
  2. xboxdvl2

    xboxdvl2 Regular member

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    i have the same cpu,i have an outdated gigabyte hd4550 graphics card.
    games that have ran good:
    streetfighter4 arcade edition,(i have a youtube video with some gameplay)
    need for speed the run,
    need for speed hot pursuit,
    grid 2,(i have a video of gameplay on that)
    battlefield play 4 free,(have a gameplay video on it)
    need for speed world.(have several gameplay videos on it)
    Tony hawks HD ( i had to edit the ini file but ran fine after the edits also got gameplay videos of that)


    issues,
    need for speed shift 2 (it didnt run properly it was slow and choppy)
    GTA 4 (it ran very slow & choppy)
     
  3. LDee

    LDee Regular member

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    Thanks for your reply, have looked at some videos, think I would go for something higher than HD4550. Any suggestions?
     
  4. xboxdvl2

    xboxdvl2 Regular member

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    hd 6000series or hd 7000 series are suppose to be good for gaming in a budget range.
    i also have a m8 thats a hardcore gamer and he got a gtx graphics card for about $400 its a high performance card.got a feeling it was gtx 680 but not 100% sure.He doesn't get any lag in any game.
     
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    xboxdvl2, how much ram is on that hd4550 card as my hd6450 cards on 2 different computers have 1gig each?
     
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    xboxdvl2 Regular member

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    mines 512 on the 4550.
     
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    could be why it was slow & choppy.
     
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    rengineer Newbie

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    I have a Radeon 6700 series they work great.
     

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