I've been planning building a pc for the first time for a while now and I'm looking for advice about graphics cards.
I originally planned to get a £69 (novatech brand) or £76 (leadtek brand) Geforce 6600 256 mb graphics card. However, considering I'm not intending on playing games on a regular base it seems to me this might be overkill and a waste of money?
Will I miss out on anything getting a cheaper graphics card if I don't plan to play games much? I want to do a lot of 2D graphics editing and possibly a bit of video encoding - does the graphics card make a difference to performance with either of those or would I be just as well getting a budget graphics card?
If a budget graphics card would do just as well for what I want, what is the best card I can get for £50 or less? There doesn't seem to be much out for PCI-Express unfortunately and it needs to be pci-express.