Hmmmm that's a shame. What about the HD4650, though it says it needs 400W power? I've had a quick look for power supplies and no luck so far. The existing PSU is 170x63x85mm wide. Most seem to be 100mm wide.
1.) no problem..
2.) as long as your not gaming then the GT430 is a good choice.
2b.) the GT430 will work on your current power supply.
3.) you can always upgrade the processor in that unit to a higher clocked C2D (you currently have) or possible quad (not sure yet, have to check..)
cost of refurbished or used cpu $100 +/-
4.) my personal opinion is the Intel chips runs better with nVidia cards - not trying to start an argument with anyone, my opinion..
OK, i have bought the GT 430. Your advice has been invaluable. Thanks very much. Hopefully it will keep me going for a while until I need a new machine - I don't do gaming so hopefully it will work just fine. When its all ready I will move over to it and see how I get on. Got to be better than what I am using at the moment - my 6 yr old Pentium 4 - Its really struggling with the 3D poor old thing.......
If you have time and can let me know about the possibility of upgrading the processor on the Core 2 duo then I would really appreciate it.
i think you are looking at the ezcool 400w tfx power supply. i wouldnt recommend that at all, seller is unreliable and so is the power supply. if you want to upgrade your power supply, go for this fsp 300w.
Infernox, You're right I was looking at the EZCool - thanks for the heads up on the alternative. I had a look at the HD5570 but the literature said you need 400W so I went for the GT430 that said it needed 300W as it was closer to what I have. Good to know it works OK though - I shouldn't have any problems.