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Hi, so, I want to upgrade my computer, and i'm very new to this. I was going to get a new computer for Christmas, but a $500 low end gaming computer isn't even going to be as good as what I'm currently using, honestly, so let's get down to it.

I want to upgrade my Graphics card and I'll also need a new powersupply, and I'm not opposed to a new motherboard, but my issue is, I'm not sure how to go about all of this, so I'd like some help.

Here are my computer specs:

OS: Vista - 32 Bit
Processor: Athlon(TM) Dual Core Processor 4850e (2 CPUs) ~ 2.5 GHz
Memory: 2558 MB
Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520

As the first part of my upgrades, I'm getting 4 GB of crucial memory and replacing my old 1.5's.

now, I may not have the best PC, but you'd be very surprised. I've played BattleField 3, Tomb Raider, Bioshock, Skyrim, both dead island games and a ton of others pretty greatly on low-medium settings and i'm definitely ok with low-medium settings.


My question is, with a $400 budget, what graphics card do you think I should get? and obviously, my power supply hasn't been changed, so what type of power supply would i need to get this running without problems? I appreciate it so much, thanks.