What best GPU upgrade can I make with my machine?

Here's my current specs:

Intel Core i3 2120 @ 3.30GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Intel Corporation DH61HO (CPU 1)
1950W (1366x768@60Hz)
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 (Undefined)

I don't know what PSU I'm using though. Any tips? I don't have much in the way of money so I'm thinking the max I'll go for would be maybe $120 as graphics card are pretty much overpriced in my country. Also, I was informed that the GPU should be compatible with the motherboard.

Here's what I hope a new GPU would do for me:
- Run emulators pretty fast(Dolphin and PCSX2). I just found out that Shadow of the Colossus is the benchmark for PS2 games, so something that'll make that game play well would be great.
- Run GTA V pretty well(I know it's not out).
- Can play those darn Ubisoft games, maybe Black Flags, pretty well.
- Something that'll be future proof for at least 2 years, I think?

If those sound like insane expectations please feel free to keep me in check. Thanks!
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  1. ok so that's a socket 1155 right?
  2. Yep, Speccy says so under CPU.

    Package Socket 1155 LGA
  3. Intel DH61AG LGA1155 Thin Mini ITX 2 16GB
    Intel DH61BEB3 LGA1155 Micro ATX 2 8GB
    Intel DH61CRB3 LGA1155 Micro ATX 2 8GB
    Intel DH61SA LGA1155 Micro ATX 2 8GB
    Intel DH61WWB3 LGA1155 Micro ATX 2 8GB
    Intel DH61ZE LGA1155
    these are the closet numbers I could find on pcpartpicker to your motherboard
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    you should try pcpartpicker it shows you wattages needed on which gpu u buy,and u can look inside your case and read what wattage u have now.
  5. Thanks, Ill do just that. :)
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