Card for video capturing from european vid camera

Good day, my cousin from England gave me his old video camera, but when he left I realized that it would not show on my tv not even if I connect it to my vcr. I later someone explained that the camera uses PAL I think and that our tvs used NTSC I think. so I was planning to build a new budget pc with a tv tuner card that would allow me to capture from the camera to the HD my budget for the card is between $20-$50. could any one suggest a good card . for video capture and also help me choose between a 8600GT and an 8600GTS since right now I will only be playing Fable lost chapters, but eventually I would want to play company of heros and star craft2 (vid card budget $100-$170).

The rest of the build would be:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+(65W) Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

HIPER HPU-4R580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V UL, CE, TUV - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-M61PM-S2 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

cheap ddr2 800 ram
and undicided on which vid card 8600GT or 8600GTS


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  1. id say go for the GT, fast card and overclocks nice. for the capture card go for this;Hauppauge 274( ). it has alot of possitive reviews and is worth the 3dollars over budget. what would make this a sweet video editting rig is if you went for a 2600pro card. it decodes and encodes better then the Nvidia card and has HDMI out. .

    think about it, with the 2600pro and the Hauppauge 274; you'll be able to what you want now and still have the flexability of the extra features of the 2600pro to make your rig last a while. AND the 2600pro is 96 bucks compaired to 129 of the GT; more for less.
  2. Thanks BigCharb, with that combinition I will still in my budget for the overall build I might be able to put more to the power supply instead since you saved me a few extra $ with the ati vid card (didn't know they where out yet).
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