Ill keep this short unless more info is needed. Basically, I have an E510 that is really old, but just humming right along. I REALLY dont want to replace it. I would love to be able to watch some of the HD clips Ive been taking with my HD camera. Currently I have the stock Radeon x300. 2 questions
1) WIll a better video allow me to play HD clips (right now, I get 1 still video image and clean sound)
2) If so, what is the best card I can get for this machine that doesnt require additional power and wont max out the machine.
You can add home theater PC-quality video and audio to your E510 for $40.
If your existing power supply is in good working order, no update is necessary, although an 80 Plus replacement unit will generate less heat, consume less power and emit less noise.