Looking for new graphics card...

I'm looking for a gaming graphics card for not a lot of money. I don't need to be able to play really high end games, I play mostly Source engine games like Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2 and so on, and I'd like to be able to play games such as Fallout 3 and Oblivion. I'm kind of a beginner so please bear with me. The CPU was assembled by someone else.

Here's the info straight from the "dxdiag":
Processor: AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core ~2.5GHz
Memory: 3328MB RAM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional(5.1, Build 2600)
Current Display Mode: 1024 x 768 (32bit)(75Hz)

This is the Chassis I'm using: http://raidmax.com/chassis/tornado.html

If possible, I'd like to keep my budget around $75 or less. Please help this noob out!!!
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  1. you can get a 6670,gt440, or a 7750. all of them do not use hat much power and they all are great cards for that resolution
  2. MSI N450GTS-MD1GD3 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    $84.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $64.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127606

    HIS H675FS1G Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161395

    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 11202-00-20G)
    $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969

    XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    $79.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $64.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150542

    ZOTAC ZT-40604-10L GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    $79.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $64.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500204

    The first two cards I linked would be good choices for what you want to do and the 7750 while a good card is as you can see over your budget. the final two are less expensive and will play some games well and it is most likely they will play the games that you want. The choices are slim when it comes to a low budget and you have to balance what you want vs what you want to pay. Your resolution is on the low side and the games are on the average side so with medium settings these cards will play your games.
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