Upgrading from onboard hd 4200


USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: home theater/watching movies, stream a lot of online video including mlb.tv, light editing of captured online video, very, very, very little gaming

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: onboard Radeon HD 4200 and Antec Basiq 430W ATX12V

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: BIOSTAR A785G3 AM3, AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz, G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or really any other reputable site that ships to the USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I'll take your word on this

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not in the foreseeable future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1360 x 768 i think (47 in Vizio LCD)

Edit: I don't want to pay more than $150.00 (unless it is somehow justified)
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  1. How about a Radeon 5570? Or if that is too much power, a 4650? After those, it's a big step down to a 5450 or 4550.
  2. That level on the hierarchy is where I was originally going to go. What about the gt 240 in comparison to the 5570? All the articles that I'm reading refer to gaming, which I'm not to interested in.
  3. Now I'm looking at the Sapphire 5670 512 mb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102870&cm_re=hd_5670-_-14-102-870-_-Product)

    Any other thoughts? I might just pull the trigger.
  4. Thanks for everyone's help... (ahem, ahem)... j/k

    I'm going with the Sapphire HD 4850 for $80 after rebate.
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