Best Graphics card for my computer?

I just want to know what ya'll think the best graphics card my computer will take is. I'd like it to be, though it doesn't necessarily have to be, under $200. Any answers, however expensive, are fine though.
And of course, here're my specs. I used Belarc to get all the info I could, hope it's not too little or overkill.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) HP Pavilion 061 PU002AV-ABA A810Y 0qq1211RE101GOLDF00
System Serial Number: MXP50701CY NA510
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.93 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. Goldfish2 1.xx
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.12 12/03/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.00 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
19.26 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HP DVD Writer 640b [CD-ROM drive]

ST380013AS [Hard drive] (80.02 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy 2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' has 1024 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 72.14 GB 17.16 GB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 0) 7.86 GB 2.10
Bus Adapters
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265A
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265B
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 265C

Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family [Display adapter] (2x)
hp f1703 [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n CNC45036J5, December 2004)
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  1. We need to know how strong the PSU in your system is. Easiest way to find out, open up the case, look at the side of the PSU there will be a sticker with the overall wattage rating and the current ratings for each rail. Please post the overall wattage and the current on the 12V rails.

    Assuming you dont have a tiny PSU, i would suggest a 5770, it will be less than $200 and will do quite well.
  2. Yeah if it's around 400W then a 5770 is good, needs about 500W tho. My friend just bought a Silverstone 500W PSU and a 5770 for $230 after little mail in rebate so that's pretty good.
  3. Being a pentium4 on that motherboard, hang on does not look like it has a GPU slot only PCI slots, can you confirm that before you spend $200 on a GPU that you cant use?
    Maybe a full upgrade would be a better option.
  4. The Pentium 4 part scares me. That's a bit old....

    Double check the availability of a GPU slot like rolli59 suggested. You need an AGP or PCI-E (PCI Express) slot on that motherboard. "PCI" does not work.
  5. it is in fact only pci =\
    and 500w
  6. rippleman said:
    it is in fact only pci =\
    and 500w


    If you want to use your PC to play games, then the short answer is that it's time to buy/build a new system.
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