Well this is my first build and not even really sure that i would need a discrete graphics card. I have this mobo http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=M5A88-M-BO-R and has Radeon HD 4250 integrated chipset. I have a mATX box so i cant go anything to big. Here is the thing I dont game or plan to game at all other than iRacing once in a rare while. I will be doing a little photo and video editing, but again not much. What would you guys recommend for me?
If you're only doing gaming sometimes, I would suggest you look into the 650ti ($130 ish), or the 7770 for about $110 [650ti is better but costs more]. A larger budget can net you a 7850 1GB for about $150+. The 7750 and 650 are also options that come in at about $90.
What CPU are you using so we can get a sense of what would match it?
I'm Running the amd fx6300. Im not too sure as to how the integrated chip would do. Since I'm in the build process I figure I would throw in a decent card just in case the integrated chip would chipnot be up to par.
the integrated chip is not going to be up to par, trust me. We need to know your entire build as well as your budget before anyone can submit a decent answer. If you provide crap info then you get a crap answer.