I am looking to set up a mincraft server...A friend of mine gave me a pentium 4 3.8 ghz with a Intel Desktop Board D915PCY..it says it has PCI Express x16 graphics. I am looking for the cheapest possible video card that it is compatible with as I only need to see the display when setting up the display and loading team viewer onto the drive. Any recommendations?
PCIe cards are backward compatible. Even PCIe 3.0 cards will work in 1.0 boards, though they'll be seriously throttled by the crippled bandwidth. If you just want to set up the system, though, who cares?
If you don't have one to steal for a few hours, just go buy the cheapest PCIe card you can find. Literally any one will work.