Help me upgrade this computer.

I was thinking of getting a new gfx card, or anyting else worth upgrading for my crappy dell. I have about $200 CAD to spend. Here are my specs:

Dell Dimension 8250
2.8 ghz p4 533 fsb
1gb pc 1066 RDRAM (thinking of adding more, but I cant find any)
9700tx 128mb AGP
250w power supply (I assume that may cause problems)
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  1. I would get the Saphire X800GTO for $127.00 at Newegg since you have AGP.
  2. I'd recomend something like an X800GTO, X800XL, a 7600GS, or a 7600GT. The 7600GT is supposed to be available some time this month for AGP. You're going to have to upgrade to at least a 400w PSU.
  3. the first 2 replies are good on the videocards
    as for a power supply id look at the thermaltake 430watt
    at new egg it is like 39 dollars us. a good psu.
  4. Since he listed his budget as $200 CAD, one can only assume he's in Canada, and unfortunately New Egg doesn't ship there. :(
  5. Were can I get any of these cards, what online stores ship to Canada?

    would getting a card/psu off of ebay be too mush risk?
  6. would zzf or tigerdirect ship to can
    i have nothing against tigerdirect but have heard -things
    never ordered from them
  7. ebay should be fine i think i have ordered a second 68gt for sli
    and it went fine <i ordered it from another member here at THG>
    well i say it went fine the extra 68gt added a LOt of heat

    so check around and good luck
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    Were can I get any of these cards, what online stores ship to Canada?

    would getting a card/psu off of ebay be too mush risk?


    NCIX is the Newegg of canada. NCIX - Netlink Computers

    Highly reccomended.

    Edit: I'd be pretty hesistant about buying any hardware off ebay unless it was like an evga card that still carried the manufacturers lifetime warranty. You want to be able to RMA it if something goes wrong.
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