Hello I'm new here so excuse me if this is a basic question. Recently I got a Vostro 200 mini tower desktop from the a garage sale for $10. It actually has pretty good specs.
interl core 2 duo E8400 3.00GHz
4.00gb of ram
ATI Radeon HD2400 pro graphics card
psu should have 300w supply
so Im thinking about getting a new video card for this machine and just use this computer at home for basic work and light weight gaming (2k games and Pro evolution soccer etc)
right now I am looking at the nvidia gtx650 tiboost with 1gb or 2gb. plus a better supply. is this too much for this computer( will the cpu "bottleneck" the gpu)?
if that is not a very good option, what would a better card for this machine?
MMMm 300w PSU? You might want to check on those cards for the power. Normally when you go to include a decent video card you need more then a generic 300W (normally I seen best to be 600W). But as it is a mini tower, you can be limited on what you can get (maybe reason they sold it off so cheap?) because the mounting location / size of the case limites what powersupplies / and GPUs will fit in it. Take your dimensions inside the case and make sure stuff will fit too!