Help Graphics Card Dell Inspiron

Hey everyone I'm new to all this so bear with me ok? I have Dell Inspiron 545 with integraded graphics card (Intel (R) G33/G31 Express family chipset). I would like to upgarde to something better, at least the best thing that my PC can take.
Now i have been doing some homework, and here are some things that i have:

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)

2.70 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core

PCI e x16 (not sure what version 2.0 2.1 etc)
Power supply is a whopping 300 watt

Not sure what else you guys need to help me out anything else let me know.

I know that my power supply limits everything but what is the best graphics card that i could get, budget less than $150 please.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. You could use a Nvidia gt 440 which require a 300w PSU or the AMD/ATI HD6570 which is better than the GT 440. Now the PSU's that come the Dell are really no good. So you might try to upgrade your PSU later. Just make sure that the card can be run on a 300w. I hope this help a little.
  2. If you guys are able to swap a power supply by yourself (its really easy honestly), then you could just get one of these:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=422168&CatId=5431

    With the extra $110 leftover, you could spring for one of these:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=337372&CatId=7005

    And you would have a nice gaming rig right there. Replacing the power supply and graphics card also ups the resale value of the computer if you decide to sell it in the future.

    If you are incapable of replacing a power supply for whatever reason, then the 5670/6670 are your best bets.
  3. Deemo13 said:
    If you guys are able to swap a power supply by yourself (its really easy honestly), then you could just get one of these:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=422168&CatId=5431

    With the extra $110 leftover, you could spring for one of these:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=337372&CatId=7005

    And you would have a nice gaming rig right there. Replacing the power supply and graphics card also ups the resale value of the computer if you decide to sell it in the future.

    If you are incapable of replacing a power supply for whatever reason, then the 5670/6670 are your best bets.


    ok sounds good I thought PSU's were a little more expensive for whatever reason. But i have been looking at some videos and i think i can do it. One las question, Are you sure this PSU and Graphics card work with my PC?
  4. maurigr said:
    ok sounds good I thought PSU's were a little more expensive for whatever reason. But i have been looking at some videos and i think i can do it. One las question, Are you sure this PSU and Graphics card work with my PC?


    I just realized that I said HD 6570 That is not what I was looking at. It was the 6670 and I was looking at the 5670 as well. Now put 2 & 2 together and I came up with the wrong one. Any way you will be able to use both of what Deemo13 sujested. You would be getting a very nice power supply (PSU) and a nice GPU and still be under your budget. Good luck to ya
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