I am willing to spend up to $ 300.00 for the Graphics Card.
I need it for mainly Web Based Designing, Graphics (PhotoShop), and Networking types of work.
My Wife loves to Shop on the Internet (Example: Ebay), and carefully look at the Images especially in detail on the Internet.
My Computer System Consists of the following components.
EPOX 8K7A+ Motherboard.
AMD Athlon 1.4 GHZ CPU.
PC Power & Cooling Mid-Tower Computer Case.
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 425 Watt ATX Power Supply.
PC Power & Cooling Computer Case Front And Back Silencer Fans.
Cooler Master EP5-6I11-A1 Heatsink And CPU Fan.
256 Megabytes DDR PC-2100 RAM.
Western Digital 26 Gigabyte IDE Disk Drive.
Plextor UltraPlex SCSI CD-ROM Drive.
Plextor Plexwriter 16/10/40A CDRW Drive.
Adaptec 2940UW SCSI Disk Controller PCI Card.
Diamond Viper II 32 Megabytes AGP Graphics Card.
3COM 10/100 NIC PCI Card.
US Robotics 56K Internal PCI Modem.
Sound Blaster Live PCI Sound Card.
There is no particular reason that any of those cards will not work on that motherboard. Also the applications that you are going to use do not require powerful 3d graphics. Your best be would be to go for the card with the best 2d performance. That would be the Matrox G450 card.
I'm curious, where are you getting these prices on these cards, are you from the US? A ATI Radeon64 will only set you back $160, not $230.
Do you plan on watching TV, DVD, or have a Digital Receiver hooked up to your computer. If you anwsered yes to any of the above, I would recommend the AIW Radeon. which you can get at <A HREF="http://www.invado.com/products/components_detail.jsp?pa..." target="_new">Invado.com</A> for only $178.00. I have it and it works great. If not, I would buy the Radeon VE at <A HREF="http://www.us.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10273339" target="_new">buy.com</A> for only $78.00 and spend the other $200 on another 17" or 19" monitor. For design work internet browsing, multiple monitors are very nice and the card allows you to hook up a Flat panel, Analog, and TV in diferent configurations.