Good and cheap card to run on my inspiron 530?


Jun 15, 2009
hey guys!
this is my 1st post on these forums, and i need help. :(
the site the i usually go to doesnt have that much traffic over the pc hardware section.
so i came here.

so, i have a very tight student budget of $60 and I want to upgrade my crappy intel chipset thats in my inspiron 530.
i have a 300 watt psu and im not going to upgrade anything in my pc for the card.
heres my specs, plz help!

im very comfortable w/ my pc, just no the graphics section. and btw, im looking to play crysis on med(the benchmark i guess)
and dawn of war 2, and cod4, and SPECIALLY bf2.

More details about my computer

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz 5.1 3.3
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 4.9
Graphics Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family 3.3
Gaming graphics 286 MB Total available graphics memory 3.3
Primary hard disk 198GB Free (288GB Total) 5.8
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium


Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model Inspiron 530
Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes


Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
Disk partition (C:) 198 GB Free (288 GB Total)
Disk partition (D:) 6 GB Free (10 GB Total)
Media drive (E:) CD/DVD
Media drive (G:) CD/DVDCD/DVD


Display adapter type Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Total available graphics memory 286 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 0 MB
Dedicated system memory 128 MB
Shared system memory 158 MB
Display adapter driver version
Primary monitor resolution 1440x900
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better


Network Adapter Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection
Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter

thanks in advance!