I thought I would post this here because I will be using my computer mostly for playing games.
I decided I need a computer of my own this week so I did a little research and bought this:
I bought it with the intention of upgrading the graphics card to this:
Now I just realized that it requires a 450W power source. I believe the PC I got is only 300W, although I can't find the information anywhere. So here are the questions:
1. Is there an easy way to check how many W's my power supply is?
2. How easy would it be to swap out my power supply for a new one? like this one:
3. With the cost of the new graphics card and power supply would it be cheaper to return the PC and build one from scratch? I don't want to spend more then $1000 for PC and monitor.
I really don't need a top end PC. The games I want to play are Civilization 4 (on max settings) and Supreme Comander (on low - mid settings). All the other games I play are older and should not be a problem for and new PC to run.