Well, I been playing on integrated graphic card for a 2 years or more and tired of not playing any good PC games on GOOD frames OR Medium to high quality!. I noticed that i need to upgrade my graphic card, I'm using motherboard ATI XPRESS 200, with 2 PCI regular PCI slots and a long PCI-E slot 1.0 x16. 1.50GB of RAM (Some of it taken out so it's like 1.4) Price range from 100-200 Maybe further if i can get some more money.
Just want to play L4d, css,crossfire,A.V.A,Allods etc You know
What power supply do you have? What resolution do you play at? Assuming you have a decent PSU consider something like the 4890 or the 5770, the 5770 will use less power and provides DX11 capabilities by performs a few percentage points worse.
Alright, in that case i think its time for a PSU upgrade as well. How big is your monitor? You probably want to consider that as a future upgrade. Also whats your processor because at 1024x768 that is definitely going to bottleneck before the GPU.
Wow, keep an eye out for sales on monitors, a higher resolution one will make games look much nicer with smoother edges. I managed to get a 21.5" one for under $100 on black friday but there should be more sales as we head into christmas. On the plus side, you will be able to turn on all of the eye candy at that resolution with a 4770.