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Hello everyone,

I am throwing together an HTPC with parts from my old rig.

Intel Q9550
Asus P5N72-T
4GB DDR2 1066 RAM
WD Caviar black 500GB HDD

I'm looking for a discrete graphics card to complete the build. I would also like to have the option for light gaming. I like Nvidia cards. In the $50-$100 range I see GT 420s and GT 430s. Thanks in advance for the help.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad 9550 Asus P5N-72T EVGA GTX 260 core 216 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 500GB Windows 7 x64 23" LG 1920x1080 Corsair HX620 
CaseMouse
Antec 900 Razer Deathadder 
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Core 2 Quad 9550 Asus P5N-72T EVGA GTX 260 core 216 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 500GB Windows 7 x64 23" LG 1920x1080 Corsair HX620 
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Antec 900 Razer Deathadder 
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Light to medium gaming: GTX 650. 89.99 after $20 MIR.
Or just light: GTX 640 69.99 after $20 MIR.
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I want a 640 in the DDR5 flavour.
They are supposed to run on the newer cores instead of the older one in the current 640.
HTPC Power!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2120T Asus V Gene Asus GT520 SL/DI/2GD3LP Kingston HyperX LoVo 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Nocti mSATA LG CH10LS28 Scythe Kozuti OpenELEC 
PowerCaseOtherOther
Be Quiet! E9 StraightPower 480W Modular Moneual 312 Logitech Harmony One Onkyo TX-NR616 Amp 
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Q Acoustics Q7000 5.1 Surround Sound 
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HTPC Power!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2120T Asus V Gene Asus GT520 SL/DI/2GD3LP Kingston HyperX LoVo 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Nocti mSATA LG CH10LS28 Scythe Kozuti OpenELEC 
PowerCaseOtherOther
Be Quiet! E9 StraightPower 480W Modular Moneual 312 Logitech Harmony One Onkyo TX-NR616 Amp 
Other
Q Acoustics Q7000 5.1 Surround Sound 
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