P4 2.0Ghz processor
512 MB DDR RAM (Recently Added)
Integrated Graphics (Yuck)
Integrated Sound (Yuck)
160w Power Supply (Yuck)
40 GB HD (Works for me)
I've been looking to add a graphic card, and have done my homework considerably. My mobo is a 845 chipset, which unfortunately means I obviously don't have anything for a PCI-E, as well as the fact that it doesn't support AGP 8x, but does support AGP 4x. I've decided on a GeForce 6600 256MB that is 4x/8x compatible and have a great price on it. It fits my 1.5v slot on my mobo as well.
My real question is, what sort of power supply do I need to upgrade to now? Obviously 160w isn't enough to power everything once I add the graphic card. I've been looking at something in the 420w range, but am not entirely sure about what physical size will work with my case (I have a gateway E-4000 with a full tower case) and any other components I need to buy to make it work.
Additionally, I would like some advice on what kind of sound card to buy, as well as what kind of newer/popular games I will reasonably be able to play with this new setup.