I’m looking for a not too expensive PCI express 2.0 video card. Something around $100-$130 range. I use the system for minor video editing, viewing HD movies, or BluRay. And otherwise do surfing, office docs, newsgroups, & some programming. No games at all. There is such a confusing array of video cards. I am shopping on Newegg.
Win XP SP3
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3
AMD Phenom II X4 2.6Ghz CPU
DDR3 2GB Ram. 640GB 7200RPM Sata.[/QUOTE]
Are you looking at Nvida or ATI GPU??? or do you have a preference?? Here a simple search I did on Newegg for your price range from lowest to highest? But one thing is do read the buyers review as that will also give you a better idea of the buyers and their experience will also tell you what GPU will work best for what your looking for. I am more preference to go Nvidia since in the past I had trouble running ATI GPT, drivers on XP. I have the GTX460 OC but that will be slightly out of your price range your looking at. I usually go with a known brand name i.e. Gigabtye, EVGA, etc… I have the Palit GTX460OC and it has worked well for me. I would say check the two Palit GTS450 but those will be at the top range that your looking at. But do make sure your PS has the right connectors and enough power to supply the new GPU power demand as well.