I have a Dell Dimension 4600
that I bought for my wife's business a year ago. I want to be able to play games on it, but the integrated graphics card is just not doing it.
After reading through some of the articles on this site I decided I wanted to go with:
Video Card: BFG GeForce 6600 GT OC AGP8X 128MB Dual DVI-I TV-OUT Video Card Retail Box
Power Supply: Fortron FSP/SPI SAGA AX450-PN 450W ATX12V 20/24PIN Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan P4 AMD Ready Retail
I have never upgraded a computer before and just wanted to make sure that this would work. This comes to about $350 CAD and is the upper limit of my budget to make this work. I have read suggestions of saving and buying a new computer, but I won't be doing that for about 2-3 years.
As for games I want to play: Age of Empires 3, FPS, etc. I don't care about having the greatest graphics possible at this time, I just want something that doesn't slow to about one frame per minute in a fight.