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I have never bought a graphics card before and am getting the hd 5450. This is probably a stupid question but the card does not come with anything but the card. I am ordering online and cant see it. Do i need to get a special cord to connect it to my monitor? i am only running one monitor so will the usual cord work.

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Just to note: the 5450 is a pretty poor choice for playing the latest games, if you're getting it for that. A $30 card is really only going to let you use applications and play videos well. –  Chris Dennett Apr 2 '12 at 16:29
    
So what do you recomend dont have a lot of cash and im just trying to upgrade my poor pc lol –  mgetts Apr 2 '12 at 16:32
    
I'd advise the 6850, which is about $135 at the moment :) I'll see if there's anything cheaper at the moment. –  Chris Dennett Apr 2 '12 at 16:35
    
The 6750 is about $86, and should let you play modern games, but is much slower (1600 points vs. 2600 points on Passmark). –  Chris Dennett Apr 2 '12 at 16:36
    
FYI the 5450 is 311 points on Passmark. –  Chris Dennett Apr 2 '12 at 17:26
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From what I can tell from the website, the card has a VGA, HDMI, DVI and Display Port connector.

So pretty much any cable that can connect a graphics adapter to a monitor will work.

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So the cord i use now will work? –  mgetts Apr 2 '12 at 16:33
    
I don't know what cord you're using right now. –  Oliver Salzburg Apr 2 '12 at 16:35
    
@mgetts - Determine that when you get the card installed. –  Ramhound Apr 2 '12 at 16:37
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You need to make sure your PC has the relevant internal connector before you buy the card if it's an old machine, which will be PCI-Express. Before PCI-Express was AGP, which is incompatible. For connecting it up to your monitor, a DVI cable will suffice, or a VGA cable.

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