The 4670 AGP version is about $110-120 and will preform almost the same as the 3850 and will beat it in some games. It is also more power efficient and may not require you doing a PSU upgrade at all. But the 3850 is still a great card and the 3850 and 4670 are mostly tied as the best two AGP cards ever made.
If you do need or decide to replace your PSU I would not get the Viotek it looks kinda cheap and I have never heard of the brand before.
I would only personally suggest the following PSU brands: Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, Enermax, Tagan, OCZ, BFG, Zalman
I would suggest this PSU don't let the low watt rating fool you it has more than enough power for what your system needs and it will save you money on your electric bill too. Just remember to keep your power cable from you current PSU.
As far as the money goes I am trying to do this as cheap as I can. However I would like the most bang for my buck that I can get.
The reason for the new PSU is that in my other computer the PSU has died. I am going to move the 680W PSU from the computer I have now to my old one and put a slightly better one in my main computer.
This is the one I have now http://3btech.net/24pinch68atx.html
As far as the cheapness of the PSU I'm not that worried about it. I have used Chiefmax in the past and had good luck with them. The only bad thing I could say about their PSU is that after 2.5 years of consent running and never being turned off the fan on the out side of it started making noise. Quick swap and back in working order.
For the vid card I can not find a 4670 in a price range to keep this as in budget as posible. How ever I found a XFX Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2 600 MHz 128-bit AGP CrossFireX Video Card (HD465XZPF2) for only $76.24
By the way if anyone can help me find a 4670 for $70 - $95 I would greatly appreciate the help.
Once it gets over the $100 price range it is kind of hard to pass off as a "fix" component in the house hold. Even though the 9600 pro in my computer now is going into the family room computer to fix it. Yea it took a really bad surge. It was a bad day.
Yea I play MMOs. I switch between DDO / Rappelz / WoW. The 9600 pro I have had in my computer up till now has worked ok. Not the best in the world but ok. Any game I can get on the xbox 360 I play there. My pocket book just cant afford keeping up with the best computer components out there to play all the newest games. Other wise I would just build a nice tricked out computer just for mass effect 2 and assassins creed 2. I would much rather be back into PC gaming than console gaming.
So that is why I was considering the 4650. I am not stuck on just ATI I would be happy to have an NVIDIA card that would work really good too. I just have not had one since my TI 500. LOL.
And if we want to get really old school I still have my twin Voodoo cards laying around somewhere. HAHAHA.
The 4670 is a decent gaming card. Not a top end card by any means, but it will get you by for a while. The 4650 I agree is starting to get pretty weak. If you want to keep that thing another year or two, you have better put just a little more cash in and get the 4670.
If u want to buy PSU, i suggest forget that Sunbeam, it's a junk.
Choose brands like Corsair, OCZ, Antec, SilverStone...
I know they aren't cheap, but i guarantee that u will not regret it later if u buy those brands...