Need help with graphics card

Basically I want to get a new graphics card for my computer but i dont know what would be good for my computer, im pretty sure I will also need to upgrade my PSU as well so if anybody could recommend me something that would be great.

I dont play very many graphic demanding games I play games like Half life 2, Counter strike, Hitman Blood money etc so I dont want to spend like 300$ if theres anything decent for like 100-150$ that would be awesome.

current specs

CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II x2 240 @ 2.8GHz
GPU: nvidia geforce 6150se nforce 430 (sucks I know, it came with it.)
My motherboard has one PCI E x16 slot available .
RAM: 3GB.
PSU: Max output 250w (Label says "+5V & +3.34V 165W MAX. +5V & 12V 218W MAX.) also +12V/14A

If you need any more info just say so.
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  1. Is your case low-profile? If not I'd suggest going with a GTX 550 Ti (http://amzn.to/I0tvFm). I would also upgrade your PSU (http://bit.ly/4GBCCL).
  2. twc779 said:
    Is your case low-profile? If not I'd suggest going with a GTX 550 Ti (http://amzn.to/I0tvFm). I would also upgrade your PSU (http://bit.ly/4GBCCL).



    No it's not low profile.
  3. Ok, then I'd go with my suggestions from the previous post :D
  4. maybe a 5670 or 6670. neither one needs an external power connector and your little power supply shouldn't have problems running it.

    under 12v...... how many amps ? 20 ?
  5. swifty_morgan said:
    maybe a 5670 or 6670. neither one needs an external power connector and your little power supply shouldn't have problems running it.

    under 12v...... how many amps ? 20 ?


    I think the 12v has 14amps. the sticker looks like this

    +12v / 14a
    +5v / 25a
    +3.3v / 18a

    -12v / 0.8a
    +5VSB / 2a


    Thats what's on there.
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