Originally Posted by kev s148
no your not looking at big money if you don't game.....i would suggest the below cards for your setup..
This card is very powerful & will handle practically anything you throw at it (1680x1050 & below) 9800GT
This card is still a great performer & was king of the hill a year ago, this is ''night & day'' difference from the 9500
This card will out perform the nvidia cards i listed at a great price, but the driver support for these cards is always touch & go. HD4650
This card is the cheapest card out of the bunch but certainly packs a punch!!, it will perform about the same as a 9800GT for half the price
on paper ATI look the better choice, but they have more than their fair share of compatibility issues & the drivers are pretty scares, you may find ''like a lot of ppl'', to run your new ATI card you will have to use an old driver, if your rig wont play nice with their latest driver offerings
Nvidia on the other hand are far more expensive, but they are true ''plug & play'' specialists, their cards are so rugged they will run on just about anything, & they have hundreds of recent drivers to choose from, so you can find a driver which will MAX performance on your rig..