Okay, I never thought I'd be asking one of these, but can you give me your opion on which card to get?
I do not do a lot of gaming (ie likely 10 hrs at most in the last year!).
The system is used for a lot of photoshop, some video editing, muxing and demuxing video streams (take the raw streams from satalitte pvr and put on to dvd).
I went through the recommend list sticky and for the 'cheap' cards it suggested the 7300gt w/ddr3 memory or the x800gto....but the local suppliers around here do not have the 7300s with ddr3, and they also do not have the x850s and the x800s are still pretty pricy...
The cards that I think I have narrowed it down to are:
Go get a Geforce 7300GT DDR3 version, it is a very nice card, score 5000+ marks in 3dmark05 at default core clock and memory. it smoke out the 6800GS,x1600 and even x800gto(in some games) and come close to 7600GT. what nice is it, it can be overclocked to 50% of its core clock.some more, its price range is almost same as x1300.
make sure u get the DDR3 version and not the DDR2. but too bad this card is only available in Asia and UK only.