I'm trying to figure out which video card i can get for my buck. I'm a gamer and movie watcher and may do some encoding down the line. I might be looking into a pci express so AGP and PCI express card suggestions would be much appreciated.
Best for the buck is a used Radeon 9700 PRO for about $120. Next up is the 6600GT for ~$200... then the Geforce 6800 for ~$250, 6800GT for ~$350, and then it's the uber-expensive X800XT's, 6800 Ultras, and X850XT's.
Not sure on Canadian pricing, but I'd look for these options(pretty similar to ones mentioned above):
AGP) GF6800 (not the slower 6800LE), GF6600GT, Radeon 9800 pro 256-bit
PCI-e) Radeon X800 (not yet widely available, but when it is it will dominate this price range), GF6600GT (available and priced lower than AGP models, very nice card for the money, X700 Pro (behind the GF6600GT in most tests, better though in HL2)