Im playing a new mmo Star Wars: The Old Republic. [swtor] I was thinking dealing with the lower power supply and this having a small case. If thought i would be a decent cheap fit. And by the way I had 5gb of ram.
With the power supply you installed spend $100 on an HD5770 or HD6770. Or look in the above reference for a card that hits your price point. Building a new PC is fine fun, but adding a $100 video card should get you going with your current rig.
Aside: sometimes games set graphics defaults up based on the video card installed. SWTOR could have changed the video specs to make your old video playable. It may not be doign that for your new 9500gt. Suggest you play with video specs. The 9500GT should be better than what you had even though it's barely playable.
Looks like a 6670 would have no trouble with Low Detail, No AA at 1920x1080, and would struggle a bit at High Detail, No AA same resolution. HD5770 (and HD6770) would be OK at High Detail, No AA.
The same article on CPU says "When it comes to platform requirements, the game is much more forgiving. Really, any quad-core chip will suffice. Or, you could go with a dual-core processor running faster than 2.5 GHz." So your E6700 looks good to go.
re: "i could switch the case around. If i went with the HD5770 or HD 6700. What gsu do you recommend?" The hd5770 and Hd6770 are the same card renamed, both have TDP of roughly 105 watts. A good quality PSU of 350 watts would drive the video and an E6700 without effort. Maybe an antec earthwatts 380. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Maybe someone else can post a few suggestions. Get a larger PSU to at more money to give you more future flexibility.
How big is the PSU currently in the Dell case? A 250 watt PSU is no good. A 300 watt PSU has a chance of working (the E6700 peaks at 65 watts, the video at 105, the MB takes some too so reasonable max 12V would be 150 to 200 watts. A 300 watt PSU could put out 200 watts of 12V). A 350 watt PSU Dell original would work with the HD6700. -- One warning: A few of the older DELL Pentium II and Pentium III PSUs had a non standard power pinout in a standard connector. Very bad. The connector would fit in your MB, then fry it. Google the model Dell that came in the larger case if it was originally a PII or PIII and make sure the PSU in the case has a standard pinout. ell_non-standard_power_connector" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template ell_non-standard...