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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 16, 2010 8:28:46 PM

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
ATI Radeon HD 4250 (integrated)
300 watt PSU

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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 9:01:31 PM

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.
a c 676 U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 10:35:54 PM

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.
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a c 190 U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 2:31:46 AM

GT240 from NVIDIA or HD5670 from AMD is the best card you can get for 300W PSU.
Don't you want upgrade your current PSU as well?
Anyway, Gt240/HD5670 is a BIG JUMP from integrated HD4250. :) 
December 17, 2010 11:34:21 AM

If it means a better video card than I will upgrade my PSU as well.
a c 190 U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 11:38:31 AM

Budget for GPU+PSU?
Monitor? resolution?
Also, upgrade to win7 64bit seems like good idea...
December 17, 2010 12:04:23 PM

hd 5770 is way to go,if you would upgrade your psu,it will hold resolution upto 1680 x 1050 nicely.however if you can spend more than gtx 460 is way to go.
December 17, 2010 8:56:26 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 10:54:47 PM

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 :) 
December 18, 2010 12:04:49 PM

thanks for the help :) 
a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2010 12:07:46 PM

You're welcome ;)