want to update my video card

I have HP Pavilion Slimline s3700y PC desktop and NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430.

I want to get the best video card and video cards will be supported to my pc?


Consider this one instead: 100291DP SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5450 512 MB 64-bit.  It has a design of profile form factor low form factor design as opposed to the ' low - profile loan "on the other.

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    I got your PM on a new video card.  The last time I checked, the ATI Radeon HD 6850 is a great buy at $130 after rebate.  The NVIDIA GTX 550 it is also a good buy at $120 after rebate.  The Corsair CX500 is a supply of quality at the price of $40 after rebate.

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    Hi, I have a

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    Message edited by robertwolf on 02/23/2009 14:56

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