cheapest video card to drive a 1920x1200 monitor (radeon HD 5450?)

I need to replace my dead monitor and I would like to buy a 1920x1200 IPS monitor. My current graphics card is a NVIDIA 9300 GE which will only do 1920x1080 interlaced and no higher. Does anyone have any recommendations for a cheap but suitable graphics card that is able to drive this monitor. I have seen the Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5450 (PCI-e, 1GB DDR3 , HDMI, DVI, VGA), this is of a low enough power requirements to fit into my elderly case, but does anyone have any experience of this and a 1920x1200 IPS monitor?

Does anyone have any other recommendations? I do a lot of VM work but not much gaming, so a low power supply requirement is more important than the latest bells and whistles.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
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  1. we need some info what the wattage of your power supply and the motherboard. with an old rig you could have a agp video slot or pci.
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    This will do the job:

    Any card that does not need a aux pcie 6 pin power connector will be ok.
    If you buy a nvidi card, I think you can keep the same driver, just replace your card.
  3. Apologies, first time I've posted here.

    Motherboard is MSI G31M MS-7379 ( V4.0), with a PCI Express x16 slot (version 2 I presume).
    Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q6600, 4gb ram, windows vista 32 bit home. The power supply is 350W (FSP SP350-60HLC). This is a Fujitsu Siemens box from 2008.
  4. the 8400gs that was posted should work fine.
  5. I eventually bought a Sapphire radeon HD 5450. I'm sure that the other card would have worked as well, however, here, in Germany, the radeon was slightly cheaper and quicker to deliver. In addition, in theory, it ran quite a bit cooler. Thank you for the replies.

    The reviews of the 8400gs and the HD 5450 was that the 5450 ran in about half the power requirements of the 8400, is this correct. It seems accurate as the card is passively cooled.

    For information, I also bought a LQ 24EB23 AH-IPS 1920x1200 screen, and the combination works perfectly. The screen is bright, with good viewing angles, and the card is good enough to drive it natively at the 1920x1200 native resolution without a problem.

    Thanks again for the advice (even if I eventually ignored it).
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