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    Need to upgrade PSU and Graphics Card.

    I currently have a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 and a 128watt PSU. I have a PCIe slot and would like to upgrade these 2 to be able to play Diablo 3 on the low settings. Lets say the spending is $150 and below.

    If you need my other specs let me know how to give it to you please.

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    GPU:ASUS GeForce GT 430 1GB-$49.99(after REBATE) $59.99 before rebate
    PSU:CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W-$19.99(AFTER REBATE) $39.99 before rebate

    GT430 will get the job done, and the Corsair CX430 v2 will run your system like a champ...

    may i ask what CPU currently are running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjapaws View Post
    GPU:ASUS GeForce GT 430 1GB-$49.99(after REBATE) $59.99 before rebate
    PSU:CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W-$19.99(AFTER REBATE) $39.99 before rebate

    GT430 will get the job done, and the Corsair CX430 v2 will run your system like a champ...

    may i ask what CPU currently are running?
    AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4450e 2.30 GHz

    is what your asking for i think

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    Man if your wanting to upgrade, I suggest really going overkill compared to what you have now, I would go for a 750w power supply or more Corsair for the brand, and a GTX 550 or higher, preferably by EVGA. If you upgrade to a corsair 750w psu and an EVGA Gtx 550 Ti your computer would be like it just got a dose of super mega steroids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trogdora View Post
    Man if your wanting to upgrade, I suggest really going overkill compared to what you have now, I would go for a 750w power supply or more Corsair for the brand, and a GTX 550 or higher, preferably by EVGA. If you upgrade to a corsair 750w psu and an EVGA Gtx 550 Ti your computer would be like it just got a dose of super mega steroids.
    Since it only has a 130W or so PSU, I'm wagering it's a low profile small form factor Acer/Gateway/eMachines PC or the like.

    What's the model number of your PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trogdora View Post
    Man if your wanting to upgrade, I suggest really going overkill compared to what you have now, I would go for a 750w power supply or more Corsair for the brand, and a GTX 550 or higher, preferably by EVGA. If you upgrade to a corsair 750w psu and an EVGA Gtx 550 Ti your computer would be like it just got a dose of super mega steroids.
    GTX 550 ti uses 110w of power. Absolutely 0 reason to have a 750w PSU for it. Total system consumption under maximum load would be under 300w.

    @OP:

    The GT 430 mentioned earlier is a horrid card. It's not meant for gaming, it's meant for multimedia use. Go with something like this if your case is a standard size:

    6770:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150540

    and an appropriate PSU:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371033

    If your system is a slim line or low profile case get this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151090

    and

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161397

    These are the absolute best options for PSU / GPU in your price range.

    EDIT: Let me add that these will barely get you by. You desperately need a new CPU as well, which will also in turn force you to get a new motherboard, RAM, and possibly HDD/DVD drive.
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