i had a system EXACTLY to your specs a year and a half ago, geforce 4 though. i bought an AGP nVidia 6200 card and it blew me away with the difference, and it was only $60 back then! and it uses almost no power (ran it on a 180W PSU)
thanks for the input people. i'm gonna get one of those cards you suggested. my only question left is what do you mean when you say, "just make sure your power source can handle it" my power source as in the sockets in the wall?
What they are getting at is newer cards consume more power and if your power supply isn't sufficient it can cause instability or it will just turn off because there isn't enough power to keep the system afloat.
In reality the recommended cards don't consume much power at all, but they will consume more than your GF3. Do you have any idea how big your power supply is(as in watts rated, as well as the voltages on each rail)?
Dang it cleeve... you beat me to it... darn my slow typing! :tongue: