Suggestions/Recommendations on GFX card

Hi guys, I need your help on what video card I should that is compatible with the hardware that I have and one that will suit my needs. Here are my build's specs:

PSU: Corsair TX650W

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 955 "Callisto" BE

RAM: G. Skill F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM


HDD: Maxtor 6L200R0 ATA (200gb)- Will upgrade to a WD Caviar Black 500gb

Monitor: MAG Innovision 700p
-Couldn't find specs online

MOBO: Asus M4a785td-v evo

GPU: Integrated ATI Radeon hd 4200

The highest resolution I will be playing games on is 1280x1024 because that is highest my monitor will support. I am looking to buy a single card because the mobo I have has only one PCIE 2.0 slot that will run at x16 speed and I didn't want to bottleneck the 2nd card's performance if I were to do a dual card setup since 2nd PCIE 2.0 slot only runs at x4 speed. I was thinking about doing crossfire with the integrated GPU but I read somewhere online that you can only do crossfire with this mobo's integrated GPU with ATI's Radeon HD 3000 series. So basically I am looking for a card that will play any of today's games smoothly on 1280x1024 res on high settings and maybe play future games.

Thanks You!

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  1. Best answer
    What's your budget? An ATI 5770 should pretty much destroy anything at 1280x1024.
  2. Looking to spend around $150 or less
  3. +1 for the 5770 it will run your games even when you'll get a bigger monitor. This one is cheaper:
  4. Do you think there will be any lag if I were to hook up my pc to a 37" lcd tv 720p (supports 1080i) if I were to buy a 1gb Radeon HD 5770? Like say if I was to play a game like splinter cell conviction? But not play it all the time though on the lcd tv, my monitor (MAG Innovision 700p) will be the primary monitor/display.
  5. Best answer selected by jsagaga02.
  6. 720p is actually approximately the same size as 1280x1024, so there shouldn't be any real difference.

    if you upgraded to a 1080p screen, then the 5770 might slow down on newer games, but older games would probably still be fine.
  7. Okay then I should be fine with the size of the lcd that I have...i'm ordering radeon hd 5770 at the end of the week

    Thanks for all the help guys!
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