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Best $40 video card?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 5, 2010 10:39:53 PM

i have an old HP proliant g2 xeon 3.0ghz server that i am going to use as a video-watching computer (no gaming, no blu-ray) - mostly watching DVDs and streaming video such as Netflix/hulu and HD video files. the monitor i have is an AOC 24" x1080 and i only have an older pci express slot in this box, but it wouldn't hurt to have something better that i could use in a future build to perform the same tasks as mentioned above. the current power supply is 600w. i was looking at the following list on Newegg:

please remember i am not interested in gaming but was thinking 512mb of ram on the card, and is there a benefit in DDR3 over DDR2? seems like at this price range i can get something reasonable in the $40 range? any specific recommendations. on newegg, Amazon, etc?

thank you

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