Older games that will work on my low spec HTPC?

Coldkilla

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Motherboard: ASRock H77M
CPU: Intel G530 CPU 2.40ghz
RAM: Kingston 8GB
No GPU.

I haven't had time to test out the system and figure out what runs good or bad on this machine, but for kicks I tried Mirrors Edge - but even on the lowest graphic settings it was choppy. That said, I really don't want to install 5x+ more games to figure out what games will work well with it. I'm looking for some good "couch" games. I've got a wireless gamepad + wireless keyboard and the new Steam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFrL6-OhN94 "Big Picture" coming out today might be kind of awesome to go along with it.

Thoughts?
 
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micrometers

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I recently had this problem. I'm stuck with the IGP until my vid card arrives from kickstarted.

Jade Empire works fine. xbox1 era games in general.
 

Tweak155

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Not familiar with that hardware, but have you considered a $30 cheapo PCI express card? The rest of that setup looks like it is plenty for lower end games.

EDIT:

I have an 8800gt 512mb that would probably put you up there. Plays Diablo 3 fairly decently. But depends on the PSU and if your mobo can handle at least pcie 1.0. You'd also need a 400w + psu.
 

cmdrdredd

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I guess it depends what type of games you want to play. Couch games doesn't say anything. My friend plays BF3 from his couch.
 

darkewaffle

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Most Source titles would probably work if you turn them down, it's not a very demanding engine. Most 2d games are probably doable; I'd highly recommend Cave Story and Bastion; N is a great time killing platform puzzler too.

Tossing in a cheapo card would probably do wonders for you though. I put a GT240 in my HTPC and have been pretty pleased with it and you can probably do much better than that by now.
 

SPBHM

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I tried TF2 on this IGP and it was playable...

even the new deus ex was almost playable (more than 10fps lol)
I think you can also play Skyrim in low with it...
 

SMOGZINN

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Torchlight would probably work, as would most of the indy games on Steam.
Any of the classics should work, as someone else said, go to GOG.com and have a ball.
 

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