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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Graphics card to get for Mac Pro 1,1 2.66 GHz quad core

I just got a used Mac Pro 1,1 2.66 GHz quad core with 4GB RAM.
I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and intend to stay with it for the forseeable future.
This machine needs a new video card, and the seller has agreed to install one in the $180 price range, at my choice of card. What should I get in that price range? From research so far, it looks like the nVidia's are higher regarded. I want to make sure I get something that is:

Of reliable quality - I like things that do their job well AND last.

Reasonably fast - would like to run Civ IV or the new SimCity 5 when it comes out, but otherwise not a big game player, and just do some basic video editing on stuff I'm exporting from videotapes.

QUIET! I know some ATI cards have issues with really noisy onboard fans. The Radeon 512MB ATI card in this machine is super noisy which is why the seller agreed to exchange it.

Anything else I should be asking about?

Thanks!

ADDIT: I have started with this link for information on compatibilities.
http://reviews.ebay.com/Mac-Pro-Vide...00000018273971

Last edited by Synergy67; Dec 10, 2012 at 12:24 AM. Reason: added link
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