Upgrading my pc... need help :P

okay, so back in 2003 i bought a stock everything Dell computer..
Only came with 256mb of ram and a terrible graphics card :P.

System specs are,
Intel Pentium 4 2.66ghz, 768 mb ram,
Ati radeon 9250 256mb graphics card
not sure about power supply.

lol

So i was looking at getting something that can atleast run farmville with no super lagg for my mom. :P, I was going to make my own high end pc later on.

but so far ive came up with this.


GIGABYTE GA-MA78LMT-S2 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128455

GIGABYTE GV-N430OC-1GL GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125346

Rosewill RV2-500 500 W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182038

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX245OCGQBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146740

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

ARCTIC COOLING ACALP64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186035

I was going to keep the small mini atx case that came with it. lol...

The problem is the power supply is mounted on the top of the case, so i need a power supply that has the back side fan. lol

i think 600W psu is also overkilling it o-o.

Tell me what you think.
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  1. Hmm by my calculations u have spent $355 w/o a case and Rosewill is actually progressing wth their PSUs with the Green/Xtreme 80+ series but -ve to RV2 @@ Also GT430 for $65AR is awful frames/$$ as even previous gen HD 4670/9600GT stomps all over it

    3.1 ghz X3 + 4GB DDR3 featuring 80+ PSU
    $299AR


    HD 5670 $65AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102871&cm_re=HD_5670-_-14-102-871-_-Product

    $364 Grand Total


  2. ^ Agreed, cept this not like an upgrade, it's just a new computer basically.

    Umm... another card you might look into is the XFX 4850, it's 115$ but after MIR its only 89$... Plus XFX has 2 lifetime warranty and a great support network. But... uhh otherwise if you don't like MIRs then the 5670 is the way to go.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150482&cm_re=4850-_-14-150-482-_-Product

    or this.

    a GTS 450 for 95$ After MIR, it's EVGA so I would suspect the MIR to be good. Plus EVGA has the step up program which is really sweet for future upgrades. Also it comes with to 50$ games, HAWX 2 and Civ 5. (I have HAWX 1 and it was pretty fun I'd expect Hawx 2 to be the same)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130572&cm_re=GTS_450-_-14-130-572-_-Product
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