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i found a $59.96 GT 1030 SC version open box at a local store is that a good price to buy and no i dont intend to use it for gaming  

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That's a okay price on the card. But if it is not gaming, what do you need the videocards for?

Video editing? 3D rendering?

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10 minutes ago, mariushm said:

If you don't intend to use it for gaming, buy something cheaper

 

A GT210 card is 30$ and some are passively cooled and they're old enough to have vga connectors in case you stumble upon an older lcd monitor with VGA only inputs.

Here's an example: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125402&ignorebbr=1

 

for a dollar more i would get this

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137199

 

192 cuda cores vs just 16 !!

 

and a new one for $5 more https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127931

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6 minutes ago, mok said:

for a dollar more i would get this

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137199

 

192 cuda cores vs just 16 !!

 

and a new one for $5 more https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127931

A more polished turd is still a turd. Both cards do 2D and video playback fine, and both cards can barely do any gaming. No point spending even a dollar more.

 

Besides, you can buy something like a Radeon 4450 for example on eBay for 8-10$, maybe even less... that's also good enough for Windows, browsing and watching movies... and some super basic gaming.

 

Here's an example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Ref-ATI-Radeon-HD4450-512MB-PCI-E-1x-DVI-1x-DisplayPort-Video-Card-C7MG0/182280983263

 

Or you can buy a lot of 20 Radeon 6350 for 115$ (<6$ a piece) and some DMS-59 adapter cables for ~3.5$ a piece then sell 19 cards for 10-12$ a piece : https://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-OF-20-AMD-ATI-Radeon-HD6350-HD-6350-512MB-PCI-e-x16-DMS-59-Video-Cards-GPU/401206301848

 

 

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If you are going to use it in a HTPC for viewing Netflix in 4K I would recommend the 1030.

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AFAIK GT 1030 doesn't suport 4k netflix, some driver limitation along with hardware encoding being disabled as well.

maybe they changed it lately, i don't know.

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