I have recently built a new pc for very cheap, recycling old parts here and there.I was using a x1300pro which handled hd video fine but It cant play any games above low settings, so I need a new card...
Its has to be quiet, have great playback of Hd including all the new features to play Blu Ray, can play latest games at ok settings and not cost over €50..
E2160 @ 2.93ghz
2gb ocz pc6400 @ 866mhz
Pioneer 5X Blu-Ray Reader
Corsair 450 watt
LG 42" Plasma 1024 x 768 ( native res)
Vista Home Premium
I'm using a 2600 pro with heat-pipe cooling and the card runs great. I watch almost all my movies now in HD, either BluRay or HD-DVD, and they play excellent. I'm using the PC on my 46" Sharp @1080p, and I can even play COD4 @ that resolution. Settings aren't on high, but it still looks really good.