I built my own computer with an Asus P5K-E motherboard, E6750 CPU, 2gb OCZ 800mhz ram, 320gb hard drive. I plan on using a 22 inch monitor. System is not overclocked nor will I overclock. Everything running at stock. I'm looking for PCI-Express video card that is energy efficient, mainstream and will run flight simulators and the occasional game like Call of Duty 4.
I bought the Visiontek X1650PRO from Frys.com for $20.00 after rebate and a EVGA 7600GT 256mb, 128 bit, DDR3 for $25.00 on Ebay. The card is brand new. I didn't want to spend too much since I mostly browse the web but would like to be able to play some of the newer games once in a while. As far as a budget I'd say about 100 dollars tops.
The 7600GT is better than the 1650Pro. So if you have to choose one of those, that is the one you want. You can play a couple games maybe on low depending if you keep the 1680x1050 resolution.
$100 will get you a 8800GS after rebate which would be MUCH better. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...