With regards to memory upgrades:
Crucial is generally seen as an enthusiast company catering to the extreme gamers. so, their memory is generally pretty good and will offer uncompromising performance.
With regards to video cards:
I would not buy Crucial video cards as they are not a very reputable video card brand.
For ATI video cards, the well-known brands are: HIS, Sapphire, ATI, PowerColor
For nVidia video cards: eVGA, BFG, Leadtek, and maybe XFX.
as for an x1300 for $130...these will outperform a x1300 day or night:
eVGA nVidia GeForce 7600GT ($109.99 after MiR):
HIS ATI Radeon x1650xt ($133.99 after MiR)
...these are of course, assuming you have a pci-express x16 slot...
if you have an agp slot...
HIS ATI Radeon x1650pro ($109.99 after MiR)
eVGA nVidia GeForce 7600GS ($119.99)
i've been helping people build computers of all budget levels for many years...
· 1 decade ago