Monitor Rez 1440 X 900 on a 17" may upgrade later if i can get Bf3 running nice and good.
budget? id like to keep costs as low as possible but also willing
to spend a little extra is it's worth it performance wise lets just say 2XX.XX
I'm starting to regret not building my own rig this time around lol
I fell off of the face of the world of pc gaming in 2005 bought this machine to work from home a few months back and while surfing the internet one night i noticed Team fortress 2 had finally been released in my absence and i was immediately sucked back in lol
Research more whether normal card will fit into your case or not.
At 1440 X 900, I think a single GTX550 Ti is enough for your need, it's MUCH faster than your current GT 220. I'm sure you'll happy with it's performance.
550 Ti need one 6pin power connector, so 500W PSU is enough. If you want a PSU with longer life then get a bigger one like 650W for ANY single card and MORE for dual cards setup.