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    Question what graphics card!

    hi
    i am 12 have built my own computer and at the moment its got a rubbish 20 year graphics card so i want a new one. i've saved up 70 but what do i get and from where ?(ebuyer/aria ect.)
    i have two screens i want to run off it both VGA so which one do i want?
    Do i buy one with VGA and DVI and then get a converter or what.

    thanks
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    Firstly, what are you going to be using the pc for? Do you require high powered graphics for gaming? Also, what monitors do you have and what connections do they have? i.e. is one standard VGA and one DVI?

    20 year old graphics card..hmm, I doubt it's 20 years old if it's running in a "new" PC.

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    what type of slot do you have? AGP, PCI, PCI-E?
    do you want to play games ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    20 year old graphics card..hmm, I doubt it's 20 years old if it's running in a "new" PC.
    Yeah, I also agree considering PCI didn't hit mainstream until like late 1994.
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    lol I have a graphics card thats the size of a motherboard.. that thing is dangerous.. rofl sharp edges and large drops of sharp solder. but i guess back in the day it must have been the shiznit cause it has all kinds of outputs and switches, lol.
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