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shaolin77
December 28th, 2012, 06:25 PM
Hey Community,
Need some help, I was given an old Dell Box XPS 400 which was running Windows XP at no cost. :)

Naturally I wiped the drive and installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on it and its running like a champ.

This Dell XPS 400 has the following Specs:

Processor: Intel® Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz × 2
Ram: 4GB Ram
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE (512MB) /PCIe/SSE2
Hard Drive 250

I wanted to run Linux Steam Beta, League of Legends and Dota 2 (via Wine) long story I've discovered I need a better graphics card.

Without spending any money on upgrading the current PSU which is 375W I would like to find the best graphics card suitable for this box. I would like to stay with Nvidia so I would appreciate any suggestions on what card I should get.

I'm not planning on spending over $100 which I know its not worth it since this rig is a bit old..... but I just got a $30 gift card to best buy so I can use that to fund the card a bit :D

shaolin77
December 29th, 2012, 02:42 AM
Ok community..I realize this rig is a bit old but I think I can still find a mid-range/decent card for this rig.

Searching around, I think this maybe a fit:

NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card



Any thoughts?

The specs on this rig are the following:

Processor: Intel® Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz × 2
Ram: 4GB Ram
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE (512MB) /PCIe/SSE2
Hard Drive 250
PSU: 375W

shaolin77
December 29th, 2012, 04:35 AM
Here is another card to consider:

ASUS HD7750-DCSL-1GD5 Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Which one would be a good fit???


Please help!!