Indeed for most computer games, graphics card is the most important part. You might could be fine on $60. As the most glaring improvement is the integrated graphics being ditched.
If you want to be ready for new games, you'll want to spend at least $60. If you have decent case and power supply, getting more RAM, a new, better processor, and HD series card, could cost less than $300 certainly. Since you don't appear to want to spend a lot of money, here's some recommendations.
Cheap HD 6000 Graphics Card. Low end, but will still handle a lot if you don't need high settings.
If you want to be cheap, I can't work well with Intel. I would personally recommend just scrapping the Intel motherboard and getting this combo. If you're considering a better processor for a cheap price, that is.
And for memory, I would hope you're using DDR 3
, though I have my doubts with that processor.
However many sticks of this as you want.
Of course, you could also just try to find a better Intel processor for your motherboard and some DDR 2
which you most likely have. Though at the price if Intel processors, I doubt you'd save much money, if any.
Speaking of computers, my friend wants me to build them a super-budget PC and is impressed by how cheap I can build it for them, and Newegg has a 512 MB graphics card right now for $15. I'm tempted to get it.:/
edited 22nd May '11 11:55:18 AM by Ukonkivi