I'm looking for the best choice for playing X-Com and Civilization V kings and gods this winter. I guess the games are not that GPU hungry.
But I will mainly be living on the Windows desktop, so I would also like if the card behaves nicely when I'm in Windows, that means silent and low power consumption.
It's a new pc, so I don't any other hardware.
About price, I want a card which can just run the two mentioned games, the card isn't going to run anything faster than that in the near future. As the games don't have high demanding requirements, I think the price in this range of card isn't a problem.
Well, with that scanty amount of information, I'll have assume a worse case scenerio. A slim line case will require a low-profile card. A weak PSU will require a card that doesn't need a PCIe power cable. If the above is true, you will have to settle for something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
(If you're in the UK, Newegg won't do you any good, but somewhere like ebuyer will have the same stuff.)