Graphics card for pc

PC Specifications

*M/B- Intel DG41WV
*O/S- Windows XP SP3 32 bits
*Pentium Dual Core E-5700 @ 3.00 Ghz
*4 GB DDR3 @ 1066
*160 GB Seagate HDD
*256mb nvidia
*20" LED HCL moniter
*SMPS- AC 220 Volts ~ 50 Hz and 450 Watts
*Intex cabinet


(1) Now as from above specification it is clear that my graphics card is not high enough to tackle the recent high config. games.......So I request to get help on getting a finest and cheapest GRAPHICS CARD options... ...My budget is aroung 100$-150$ ...i would like to play all recent games ... :D

(2) my os is xp sp3 so i would like 2 know should i change my os.....if so which is better

(3) last and final thing i would like 2 know abt cetrain things abt graphics card...........evrything u should think before buying graphics card....??? What points to look for buying it.

SO any advice will be really appreciated...thanks....
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  1. Suggestion to my query is Appreciated
  2. (1) Since your PSU is so weak I can only recommend this HD 7750

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161403 ( fits your budget perfectly and only requires a 400w psu)


    (2)There is nothing wrong with XP sp3 (I personally use it) but if you would like to change your OS, you would have to buy the disk and install it.

    (3) Here's a few links that might help

    http://www.hardware-revolution.com/mistakes-when-buying-video-card/

    http://www.pctechguide.com/how-to-upgrade-your-graphics-card/graphics-card-upgrade-reasons

    P.S. Your current setup is very outdated, Most would recommend you upgrade it so do some saving.
  3. first of all , get rid of the hcl monitor
    hcl monitors are crap
    by one from dell or samsung
    next as your psu is limited i would suggest a hd 6670 or hd 7750
    (whichever is available)
    and if psu upgrade is available come back here with a budget
  4. ok thanks for the answer.....now PSU doesn't matter.....i will change to 600 to 750 watts....after that which graphics card is best around 150$???
  5. jimmy91 said:
    ok thanks for the answer.....now PSU doesn't matter.....i will change to 600 to 750 watts....after that which graphics card is best around 150$???


    You can sqeeze in a HD 6870 for $159.99 on newegg but if you must stick to your budget you cant go wrong with a HD 6850
  6. ok thanks very much..
  7. thanks...
  8. Very old.. I think you should buy a new computer setup. :|
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