Need help upgrading - Novice

SOSyourself

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Hi guys,

I am looking to upgrade my 2 year old computer's graphics card and PSU.

My computer case will only fit a card under 8in or smaller, it is very crammed inside there which limits my shopping. I am looking to spend a maximum of 350$ but most cards at that price are over 8in and will not fit.

Also I have a 385W, fairly weak PSU that I want to upgrade to accommodate a more powerful graphics cards.

Basically, I don't know where to start! Any recommendations?
 

Holysky

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Can we know what model computer you have? Or did you build it yourself. We also need the computers full specs.
 

SOSyourself

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I have a computer I ordered from HP.

Detailed Specs:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/17/2010, 21:37:20
Machine name: BEN-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.100218-0019)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: KT608AV-ABA d5000t
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/18/08 15:07:06 Ver: 5.18
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1890MB used, 6513MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode


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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9600 GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0623&SUBSYS_90151B0A&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2543 MB
Dedicated Memory: 751 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: HP w2007 Wide LCD Monitor
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version: 8.15.0011.8627 (English)
DDI Version: 10
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 6/26/2009 21:01:00, 9476608 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a


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DirectInput Devices
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Device Name: Mouse
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Razer Gaming Device
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0xBEEF, 0x0EED
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: USB Multimedia Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x058F, 0x9410
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Razer Lycosa
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x1532, 0x0109
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Razer Lycosa
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x1532, 0x0109
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No

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USB Devices
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+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x2936
 
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