Budget Graphics Card?
I found out last night the onboard graphics on 785G mobos doesn't support VGA through the DVI-D adapter, which spoils my plan to run dual VGA monitors. I either need to get a new monitor or a 2nd graphics card... graphics card is way cheaper. This card is really just to hold me over until I can justify dropping $200 on a top of the line graphics card, but if I get one, I want it to be decent enough to run older games.
I'm figuring something in the $40-50 range should be just fine for what I need. Radeon 3850 looks good per Tom's benchmarks- $50 for a Palit 3850-256, but 70% as fast as a 4850. Any other recommendations on a good cheap graphics card?
For reference, Rest of the build:
$99.99 AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.8GHz
$102.98 Asus ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
$84.99 Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
$129.99 4GB RAM, DDR3 1600, OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK
$24 Sony Optiarc DVD Burner
$49.99 Case, AZZA Orion 202 Black with red trim
$76.19 PSU - SeaSonic SS-500ET 500W
$42.55 HSF - Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
$12.98 3.5" Card Reader + USB port
$13.97 Keyboard - Lite-on 104 key PS/2
$49.99 Graphics Card - Palit Radeon 3850 ???
$0 Monitor - will reuse existing dual 21" CRT and 19" LCD monitors
Pentium IV 2.4C Northwood- M0 stepping @ 3.2GHz HT
Air Cooled w/ SP-94 heatpipe & 92mm Vantex Tornado at 45C
4x256=1gb dual-channel 2-3-3-6 OCZ PC800DRAM @ 890MHz 3-4-4-8
MSI Neo2-PLS w/I865PE & SATA @ 4x267=1068MHz
BFG GeForceFX 5900@485/967MHz = 6284 3DMark2003s; dual-head 21" CRT & 19" LCD