Advice on upgrading old Dell XPS gen 5

hey there

I'm looking to upgrade my ancient Dell XPS gen 5

Current Specs
Intel pentium 4 640 3.2ghz with HT
4 GB (2x2GB) DDR2 ram
Nvidia 6800
460w dell psu
and all on the dell motherboard

I want to upgrade to
AMD FX 6300
Gigabyte 970A UD3P motherboard
Some cheap DDR3 ram (probably CCL choice and 4GB of it)
And a AMD R9 270

my questions are

1. Would this be a good build being able to play latest games at 1920x1080
2. What should i upgrade first CPU,RAM and motherboard or GPU
3. Any suggestions to make this a better build?

Also i am in the UK
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  1. You have an old PC case with proprietary PSU, so you simply need to build new PC - with new case and PSU.

    Use GEN5 as secondary PC.
  2. Kisianik said:
    You have an old PC case with proprietary PSU, so you simply need to build new PC - with new case and PSU.

    Use GEN5 as secondary PC.


    problem with that is I don't have the funds to build a whole new system
    i got given this one and was hoping to use as much of it as possible
    any other suggestions??
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