Upgrading my old computer

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Selling this old barebone system I got a while ago, but the person(college friend) wants to do some gaming on it. What's the best GPU/upgrades I can do for it.
Not too much expensive upgrades please, he's in college so I don't want to make the price too high.
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AMD Phenom ii x3 710

200GB HDD

1360x786 monitor

4GB DDR3 RAM

LG Optical Drive

Diablotek PHD450watt PSU

nVIDIA 7025/630a chipset

m68mt-s2p mobo
 
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GTX260 is also enough for 1360x786. But GTX260 is an old tech and become weak in the next years. But if your friend is fine with that then go for it. I know, cheaper is better but I think spend +$15 more wouldn't hurt the wallet so badly. :D

Going for an old GTX260 will take a risk, is it still under warranty?
Anyway, just like i said before, going from onboard to almost ANY discrete card will boost performance significantly...

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Most games on low-med is what he said he wants(he's not as graphics whore-y as I am lol). His budget for everything is $500, but he said he'll pay no less than $300 for the PC as is, so a $250 for any upgrades.
 
GTX260 is also enough for 1360x786. But GTX260 is an old tech and become weak in the next years. But if your friend is fine with that then go for it. I know, cheaper is better but I think spend +$15 more wouldn't hurt the wallet so badly. :D

Going for an old GTX260 will take a risk, is it still under warranty?
Anyway, just like i said before, going from onboard to almost ANY discrete card will boost performance significantly...
 
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