I just recently upgraded my computer and I'm now thinking about getting a graphics card. I didn't buy a card when I bought all my other components, so I'm running off a integrated card on my motherboard.
If you can give me some suggestions on a new card that would be great... Looking for a card under $200 preferably a Nvidia
MS Windows Xp Home Sp3 Asus M4A88T-M Motherboard AMD Phenom II X4 945 Processor 4 GB DDR3 ATI Radeon HD 4250 (integrated) 300 watt PSU
More aboutlooking good graphics card
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240. It is the best card for a 300W PSU from NVIDIA. It costs around $100. A PSU upgrade would let you get a much better card.
Your PSU wattage is holding you back. Luckily, you can get a good one for relatively cheap, ~500-600 watts is the sweet spot for most recent video cards.
Am I able to get a more powerful PSU with a decent card for around $200-$250? It doesn't have to be the best card out there. The only thing I really know about my monitor is it's a Samsung it's a couple years old and the resolution is 1280x1024. If the monitor is a problem than I could hook my card up to my t.v. with HDMI.
GT 240 will be good enough for you, then. Your resolution is one of the lowest available, so it doesn't require a high end card. You won't have to change your PSU, so it's a double win