I need a PCI Express Video Card recommendation

vbimport

#1

I’m doing a build again, it’s been a few years since the last one. I have the following so far and I’m looking for a PCI Express video card recommendation. I’m not a gamer, just surfing and backing up DVDs and am stepping up from my AMD XP 1500+ box with 128MB AGP card.

Asus A8X5N Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131569

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2.4GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103037

2X 512MB Corsair BAllistix 400MHZ PC3200 RAM http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1558827&CMP=EMC-TIGEREMAIL&SRCCODE=WEBLET03SHIP

TIA


#2

If you’re not a gamer why not go for integrated video, its works perfect for desktop use and get a faster CPU instead?
Socket 939 is pretty much dead by now :frowning:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115005 (if you think this is expensive you can consider Penitum 4 instead but they’re much slower)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146580
//Danne


#3

@ Danne,Thanks for the suggestions but I already have the CPU, mobo and RAM


#4

How about this?


Good, cheap, has at least SM 3.0 for sure (since I have same model and it’s an EVGA 6200LE) and if you should decide to move over to Vista you will be compatible with Aero Glass (at least with Home Premium) otherwise it’s a good cheap card. It’s not designed for gamers :), and has all the fancy nVidia stuff for watching movies.


#5

@MetalSlayerX - Thanks !! newegg was outta stock, but I got it for a few dollars more elsewhere.