Best Gaming Graphics card for this PC?

Hello all, this is my first post :D I don't know much about hardware so please bare with me.

I currently have a lenovo pc (specs are at the bottom of the comment) and i want to transform in into a decent gaming computer, after doing some research i will need to upgrade the power supply because at the moment its only 280 watts...

OP: Windows XP
System model: 8113JCG
Processor: Inter(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
RAM: 2GB
Chip type: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
Graphics card slots: PCI
Power Supply: 280 watts

I dont know if if this is the information which you need but if you need to know more just ask :) Could all be patient and friendly with me.

Kind regards,
Brad
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  1. Actually, if you really want to make it an gaming pc you'll have to upgrade about everything. Is it a pci slot or a pci-e ?
  2. Its PCI....
  3. It's time for a new computer. (You should be getting one every few years because computers get outdated SO FAST nowadays)
  4. What kind of computer should i be looking at to get, i dont have alot of money on me at the moment. Could you tell me the specs aswel.
  5. Even you have a lot of money, you have to state your budget. Its easier for us to list it for you.
  6. About £250 or $300
  7. what can you re-use?
  8. If you can reuse your typical things (that usually dont want upgrade) tower, monitor, mouse/keyboard AND Hard Disk,

    Mobo: Msi: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130579 $84.99 - $20.00 MIR = $64.99
    CPU: Pentium G850 (sandybridge very good for gaming for its price (check tom's cpu hierarchy and recommand)): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116397 $87.99
    RAM: (4) 2x2GB DDR3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277 $26.99
    PSU: 430watt Corsair. (at its price is pure steal :)): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026 $44.99 - $20.00 MIR = $24.99
    GPU: XFX HD-677X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6770 (better than stock cooler with a free dirt3 at great price): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150560 $124.99 - $30.00 MIR = $94.99

    Total: (Without rebates: $369.95) with rebates: $299.95

    :)
  9. Memnarchon said:
    If you can reuse your typical things (that usually dont want upgrade) tower, monitor, mouse/keyboard AND Hard Disk,

    Mobo: Msi: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130579 $84.99 - $20.00 MIR = $64.99
    CPU: Pentium G850 (sandybridge very good for gaming for its price (check tom's cpu hierarchy and recommand)): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116397 $87.99
    RAM: (4) 2x2GB DD3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277 $26.99
    PSU: 430watt Corsair. (at its price is pure steal :)): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026 $44.99 - $20.00 MIR = $24.99
    GPU: XFX HD-677X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6770 (better than stock cooler with a free dirt3 at great price): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150560. $124.99 - $30.00 MIR = $94.99

    Total: (Without rebates: $369.95) with rebates: $299.95

    :)


    +1
  10. Very nice for 300 bucks, makes me jealous.
  11. ^ +1.
  12. yup, it's real nice for 300. though check for local pricing, since you're in the UK.

    if, for instance, you need to cut back on the GPU, consult:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-gaming-performance,3042.html

    ...and us of course ;)
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