Hi have an older HTPC that I'd like to upgrade. Main purpose for the upgrade is to better play games. Currently all games being played are on minimum settings, and it's struggling for that. I don't need top notch graphics or anything. We watch a lot of movies with it with no issues.
Asus P5K-VM Socket 775
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
8800GT Nvidia - 512MB
Antec Fusion Case, 430W
OCZ DDR-2 PC2-8500 1066mhz - 2x1024
Vista Home 32 Bit
From Ebay, I'd get.
Intel Xeon E5450 Quad-Core(3.0Ghz/12M/1333) mod to socket 775
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 SDRAM PCI Express x16
1) What else do I need to upgrade?
2) Do I need to upgrade the Ram
3) Will the power supply be ok. It’s borderline I think
4) How much of an improvement will I see? Worth the $75?
5) Better options?
I’m not very experienced at all this, so bear with me. I don’t really have a budget, so if an extra amount adds a significant improvement, I’d be ok with that.
Thanks in advance for all the input.