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Old October 11, 2010, 12:07 PM
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Im building a computer for my parents. I would like to know if a GT 240 would be powerful enough to output to a 24inch 1080p (in 1920x1080) computer screen. It is solely for web, Itunes and microsoft office. No gaming at all.

Do I need something more powerful?
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Old October 11, 2010, 12:10 PM
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pft, that would be overkill even.
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Old October 11, 2010, 12:13 PM
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You don't need any kind of graphical power for simple display output like that. Even integrated video would be more than enough.
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Old October 11, 2010, 01:52 PM
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The motherboard i will use is my used P5Q Pro. Hence, it has no onboard video.

Any suggestion for the videocard then?
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Old October 11, 2010, 02:19 PM
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GT 220 would be fine.


Even a G210 does the job.


NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 4350 600MHZ 256MB DDR2 PCI-E Video Card - HD435XUAH2 In Canada. This guy is $25 after rebate and it would do the job handily.
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Any suggestion for the videocard then?
Cheapest one you can find. I'd say ATI 3000 series or newer, or nVidia 8000 series or newer.
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Something weaker such as a GT 220 or 210 would work just as well. On AMD's side, look at the lowest 4000 or 5000 series. My gf has a GT 240 and I play SC2 on her computer at 1920x1200. Sure playing it on Ultra is very border line, but still. She has an i3 530.
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