New PC or upgrade enough?

Hello, currently my PC specs are:

Intel Pentuim 4 640 3.2 ghz
3 gb ram
on board intel 82852 graphics

I was wondering if buying a newer video card would be enough to play games on this PC or is the processor too old and should I just buy a new pc?

Thank you.
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  1. It will allow for some casual gaming with a card like HD4650/70 but starting anew is a better option if gaming is the plan.
  2. What kind of PC should I be looking for? I want to go intel. Is there a huge difference between i3 and i5?
  3. A good build would be I5 760 (bare in mind a new Sandy bridge platform coming out next month) P55 motherboard with GTX460 or HD6850 GPU.
    I3 530 and I5 650 compared http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/118?vs=144
    The gap widens if you go up to I5 760 which some people consider the sweat spot for gaming.
  4. Thanks a lot. I'm gonna buy that video card and start saving up for a new PC.
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