I am looking to buy a moderately priced GPU (I don't want to spend more than $150 shipped, and would prefer to spend less). I'm not looking to play the newest games on the highest quality, but would rather be able to play most games at lower quality. I have a GA-P35-DS3L mobo, a Corsair VX550 PSU (power shouldn't be a problem) and an overclocked E2160. My monitor is a 42" TV screen (HD, LCD) which is a few years old but was top of the line at the time (1080i).
Yes PNY is a good company. PNY makes the megabuck nVidia Quadro cards that Dell loads into their ultra highend workstations with 3-5 year warranties.
By the way, the PNY warranty on graphics cards are 1 year, whereas other companies, such as EVGA, have a life time warranty. I own both EVGA and PNY cards would not hesitate to recommend either for your needs. PNY saves you $, so go with PNY.
if you can find one get a X1950 Pro, if you cant find those then get a X1950 GT or 7900 GS for around $100, and overclock if you feel like it. Both PNY and EVGA are good companies in my opinion.
A 8600 GT or 2600 XT GDDR3 for ~$100-120 are also good alternatives.