if you don't want to upgrade your power supply, this is your best choice: 9500gt, $78 before $10 rebate, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125229
if you're willing to add this $40 power supply: antec basiq, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371019
then this 9600gt would be a good choice for $105: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133216
cards are easy to replace... 10 minutes or so. the power supply is a bit more work since it plugs into everything (2-3 connections on the mobo, a connection to each drive, etc.).
Hey again, folks.
First I want to thank you guys for helping me out with my RAM situation. I upgraded to 3gigs, got the RAM from Crucial.com, and it was quick and easy.
Now I need to upgrade my video card. I currently have a GeForce7300LE, and I want to upgrade to one supported by Warhammer Online (see below). My questions are: (1) Which card would you recommend based on price and performance?, (2) Will I need to replace my power supply?, (3) How hard is it/would you recommend replacing the card myself or paying for professional service?, and (4) Which cards are compatible with my Dell Dimension E521?
Here are my system specs, current:
Dell Dimension DIME521
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+
2.10GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM
Information specifically pertaining to my video card:
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE (PCI Slot 6)
PCI Express: Connector - one x16, 164 pins, 16 lanes (this means I can use PCI-E x16 cards, right?)
Poer Supply: 306W
Lastly, the compatible video cards for Warhammer Online:
ATI Radeon(TM) series