Graphics card help!!!!

My system specs are :
1G ram
Windows XP
250G harddrive
19" monitor
2.8GHz dual core
300 watt PSU :(
I'm just going to play COD. Can anyone suggest a cheap graphics card that can run COD without lag no matter what or something. Plus what about my PSU? How can I improve it. Thanks !!!
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  1. AFI...

    1) what is your budget?
    2) whats the name of your motherboard? you have PCI-E slot?
    3) What is the name of your processor? like is it a pentium D or a C2D?
    4) Ram is ultra cheap right now... another gig will do you wonders.
    5) It is highly likely you will need to replace the power supply as well, depending on the answers to #2 and #3
  2. 1) 140-170.
    2) HP M7160N and yes, one. Made in 2005
    3) Pentium D
    4) If I have money left over
    5) I know. This good? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/rebates/B0002ZCITE/sr=1-95/qid=1213752754/ref=dp_rebates_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=electronics&qid=1213752754&sr=1-95
  3. The parts below will allow you to play all 4 Call of Duty's 1,UO/2/4

    ZOTAC GeForce 9600 GT ZT-96TES2P-FSP Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500038 $144.99 + $7.59 S/H

    PSU Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023 $40.99 Free 3 Bus. Day Shipping


    And for kicks and giggles (if you have money left over)
    OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227078 $38.99 + 3 Business Day Shipping $5.99

    I was worried the PSU might not fit....but its only 1 cm longer than the stock PSU and should fit fine. The rest of the dimensions are the same
  4. Dont buy that thermaltake power supply! It only has 18A on +12v rail while 9600gt need a 22A min. for optimal power.

    Take this cheap power supply that will works with 9600gt/9600gso:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171028&Tpk=coolermaster%2b460

    Also if u want cheaper graphic card that runs COD for the best bang for ur buck is this graphic card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121251

    Good luck!
  5. I'll do you one better, The XFX 8800GS(9600GSO is the same thing) $129(99 W/MIR) AND COD4 comes with it So you can give it to a friend or keep it if you don't already have it.

    And with the money saved on video, He can get this power supply
    Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 550W ATX12V Power Supply with Three 12V Rails
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371002
    Currently on sale for 59.99 w/free shipping

    And it will cover him for a bit, +12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@18A
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