You really don't need a GPU to handle Blue-ray, a modern CPU should handle the decoding just fine, just less efficient.
Use the existing X1300 and see if it stutters, the quality of the video should be more or less the same, just without some post-processing feature that a newer card may offer, no matter what, its still 100% digital.
lol i read something about a video card can still play blu ray but youre really getting blu ray out of it just because you can watch the blu ray film.. and i thought it said something like converted analog lol.. sorry im propably mistaken. ok, my friend has http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
for his processor, you think if he just buys a blu ray drive, that he will get real blu ray quality?
yeah i was thinking the same thing but im told it dont matter if it plays, if i dont have a video card that will display in 1080p then its simply not blu ray.. and if his monitor is not 1080p its simply not blu ray, that it may play and look nice but its not the full potential of what blu ray is supposed to be . thanks for the help guys