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Upgrading Dell Dimension 2400

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October 13, 2011 5:29:34 AM

:hello:  Hello I'm planning on upgrading my Dell Dimension 2400 which has a mix of stock parts. Just to add, I am not going to buy an entirely new computer yet. I know it would be less of a hassle but I am saving up for my Cyberpower PC gaming desktop for $1500.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For now, I have about $100 to blow on upgrading my Dell. I basically want to turn my Dell into a somewhat low performance gaming desktop to use until I get my new one. I want it to have a 2.0 pixel shader with 9.0c DirectX support so I can play games like Sims 3, Spore, Dolphin/ NullDC/ PCSX emulators and MMOs like Ether Saga at a reasonable speed. I am not looking for playing the Witcher 2 type games since that would require a whole new computer that I'll be getting in a bit. If you need more info let me know.

Current Specs:
Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 2400
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600) 32 bit
2.65 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
40.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
HP DVD Writer 200j [Optical drive]
SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T [Optical drive]
3.5" format removable media [Floppy drive]
1534 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (RAM)
Diamond RADEON 9250 PCI Video Card (1.4 Pixel Shader)
Dell 200 Watt PSU
Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0C2425 A01

I am thinking of getting:

PNY GeForce 8400 GS PCI Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Diablotek 400W PSU (to support the above video card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thoughts? Feedback? More specifically about the upgrade, I already know my dell is crap. Anything would be appreciated except a flame war argument.

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October 13, 2011 5:43:22 AM

So the main thing I would like answered is: would this setup work? I'd like to know if there would be any complications or if I'm pretty much set and I should just order the parts already.

EDIT:
Any thoughts on this video card instead? It says it's a PCI but it looks almost too good to be true.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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