Thank you for the quick reply!
I currently have a $300 budget for both the graphics card and RAM combined. I have decided that I will not be upgrading the CPU because the price is way too high for my budget (I currently have a Intel Core 2Duo, 2.2GHz). I am going to stick with the current motherboard (Intel) so purchasing modern hardware will not be necessary.
So, if I am going to stick with the DDR2 motherboard, will the RAM that I included in the original post still be viable? or will I have to go with something else?
Also, the PSU is not an important factor for now as I can buy one if necessary.
One more thing, do any DDR2 graphic cards meet the recommended requirements for any game? Is it even worth investing in this computer?
Once again, thank you for your reply!
Okay, so the PC you linked listed a Q6600, a quad core CPU. However, you claim you have a Core 2 Duo at 2.2GHz, which would be an E4500 I think. Either way, the CPU is over a decade old at this point. It's not going to last you much longer, at all. You really should be just building a new system, but you could probably hold on to the CPU, Mobo, and RAM for now until you have some more money, and then for $150-200, you could upgrade those. Do NOT invest in more DDR2 RAM though.
It's a pre-built, so it's almost guarantee'd to have a shitty PSU, which is definitely an important factor. Would be stupid to start throwing money at an old system with a shitty PSU.
Forget DDR2 GPUs.
Right, so you'll need to download Speccy and post a screenshot for us, that will give us more accurate information on your current components and what can be re-used. After that, tell us what you're actually looking to achieve with this upgrade. Why are you upgrading? To play games? What else will you use the system for? Also give us an idea of some games you plan on playing.
Alright, so I guess i'm not going to invest in this old PC anymore after how much I realize that what i'm investing in at the moment is not worth much. OK so what I want to achieve is to be able to create a PC that can play games such as, DOOM and Destiny 2 at a consistent frame rate above 40 or maybe even 60. The PC will be solely for games and nothing else (other than web browsing). I just thought upgrading would be a cheap alternative for a gaming PC instead of making one from scratch. Also considering how old this PC is I doubt I can reuse parts (maybe the tower?).
[img]https://ibb.co/bLqgbv[/img] (Specs Image)