[Graphics Card] need help...

ukoduko

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Hi I want to upgrade my PC for the upcoming game age of conan, but i need to know if some parts are ok for the stronger parts ill be getting. I need help deciding what is the best graphics card for at least 200$ or less and Good RAM.

This is my CPU Specs.

Intel Pentium D Processor 820 2.8 ghz with dual core technology
2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 533 mhz
256 mb gddr3 7900 gs
250 GB SATA II HD 7200 rpm
So please tell me what i need... tell me if my cpu would bottle neck the faster parts of my computer. Thanks
 

ukoduko

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also how do i check my psu so its good enough for t he 8800 gt and should i get faster ram or get another gig of the same ram
 
What model dell do you have? most likely you can't upgrade the CPU which you will really want to do as well.

for $200? Get a 8800GTS
$195 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325
if you don't have the regular price upfront or if the price is to salty, this is probably the closest performing card you can get in a 8800GT form and can probably be OCed quite a bit higher with that cooling solution:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329
 

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also i might just upgrade my laptop but... since my processor is not like a true dual core idk if it is... do you think my laptop has a better processor? i think its 2.0 ghz dual core compared to 2.8 ghz but intel pentium d
 

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^..wow ok...i guess OP needs to upgrade his PSU after all...I don't think that mobo supports the Penryns..... OP, you gotta buy a new mobo, CPU, PSU and a gfx card to upgrade
 

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