I'm building a new system, which I'm going to use as both a pc, and for media to replace my tv/dvd player.
I've just ordered most parts from Ebuyer using the Google checkout to save £10 on 9 different orders.
I'm a little unsure as to which graphics card to get. I'm after an ATI PCI-Express.
I don't play games, but as I will be using the pc to watch tv & dvd's, I want something capable of playing High Definition. I'm planning on getting an Asus 20" widescreen monitor which is HDCP capable and has a DVI input.
I was originally looking at a 512MB X1550, but then read that these are quite noisy, and that it is better to get an X1650PRO.
I've also read with both of these models that I won't notice any difference in the 512MB model over the 256MB model, as they are not very powerful.
Does anyone have any advice as to which would be best for me to get ? Most reviews of graphics cards seem to be based on playing games, which I don't.
My original budget was £50, but I guess I would need to pay a bit more for an X1650. At the end of the day, I'd rather pay an extra £10 than have something which won't be able to meet my requirements in 6 months time.
I will be running Vista Ultimate at 64bit.