I've done lots of reading over this, with only a few questions unanswered. Firstly stated, I have an incredibly small budget, so small that I will not even post a number. I know this is not conductive to upgrading a PC, but I understand that. My goal here is simply for a really low quality build that can play some newer games. Stated again; I'm NOT expecting to run Skyrim at 1080p max settings. My main goal is to upgrade the CPU slightly and put in a graphics card, while slipping in a new PSU to power it.
I have the CPU selected, and while this is incredibly low par, it's already 2x better than my current CPU, which runs most games that I'm wanting.
PassMark - Intel Core2 Duo E8300 @ 2.83GHz - Price performance comparison
Here is my CURRENT CPU: PassMark - Intel Pentium E5300 @ 2.60GHz - Price performance comparison
The graphics card will be decided after everything else is said and done, and the budget is slightly flexible. The CPU I've picked out is available to me for $25, and I can probably go 30 or so on the PSU.
I understand that people here will advocate for me changing the Mobo, or getting a new PC, etc. Please understand I'm going to college, have almost no money, and just want something that can play a few games on low settings in my downtime.
To further why I want to upgrade this, this was my Mom's PC [ She is no longer with us ] ( I've kept her going for nearly 6 years ) and I think with budget leftover I'll upgrade RAM from 6gb to 8.
Here is the model of my computer: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
Here is the model of my Mobo: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
So the CPU uses the same Wattage, and the card I've been looking at is a Radeon HD 6670. Is there any way to know if a stock ( Not sure if 80 plus certified ) 250W can power this card, and are these upgrades adequate?