Good & cheap graphics card

Here are some specs

os: xp
mobo: m2n68-la (pci-e x16)
psu: 500watts
cpu: amd athlon 64 x2 4200+
22" lcd monitor

I'm looking for the best possible graphics card for my system. I know cpu is outdated but I'm primarily looking to use it for (older games) gaming and hd video watching. I don't expect that I will have to spend more than $60 since I do find good cards on amazon for $40-$50 for ex. the gt430 is $50 and the hd5450 for $32 I want the best possible gpu for my system without being bottlenecked by my cpu.

I did have a 7600gt installed and for some reason it does not work, probably burned. That size fits just right, or something smaller (not sure if I need a low profile one).

Thanks guys
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  1. GT640 way better than the cards you listed http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127686 fits your budget after MIR.
  2. cool thanks.
    couple questions though, the gt640 is a 3.0 x16 would that be compatible? I have an old motherboard and is the mail in rebate easy to get from newegg? I know most stores do everything they can to make you not qualify
  3. igna86 said:
    Here are some specs

    os: xp
    mobo: m2n68-la (pci-e x16)
    psu: 500watts
    cpu: amd athlon 64 x2 4200+
    22" lcd monitor

    I'm looking for the best possible graphics card for my system. I know cpu is outdated but I'm primarily looking to use it for (older games) gaming and hd video watching. I don't expect that I will have to spend more than $60 since I do find good cards on amazon for $40-$50 for ex. the gt430 is $50 and the hd5450 for $32 I want the best possible gpu for my system without being bottlenecked by my cpu.

    I did have a 7600gt installed and for some reason it does not work, probably burned. That size fits just right, or something smaller (not sure if I need a low profile one).

    Thanks guys


    I concur with rolli on the gt640 for $50 net, I just recommended the
    same card to another OP a few min ago.

    Tom

    mir comes from card mfg - I got mine (from Sapphire) within a couple of weeks

    if you have a pci-e slot(even versions 1.0,2.0,etc) the card will work, just chsck that you have a pci-e slot
  4. I found a used ati 5750 ddr5 for $55 and can pick it up locally. Should I get this or the gt640?
    The gt will be new, but I'll have to wait + wait for the mail in rebate. The 5750 I can go pick it up tomorrow, but it's used..

    gt640 or 5750?
  5. The 5750 is faster.
  6. but is it a good idea to get it used?
  7. yeah its good idea coz its cheap
  8. I ended up getting the 5750, downloaded the drivers and works perfectly. thanks!
  9. great !! hows the performance in games using fraps ?
  10. I haven't installed fraps yet. But I'm playing test drive unlimited 2 just fine, and I'm sure it's the card doing all the hard work.
    I'll buy some more games and post the frames that I get
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