I was looking a building a whole new system, but I realized, nothing is really slow. I don't really need an upgrade based on performance. The only thing is that I would I like a bit more performance in some of the games I play now. I don't game nearly as much as I used to. Two questions about hardware compatability:
Could I install a GTX 660Ti? If so, would it be bottlenecked and not give much of a performance?
Also, since it is an older mobo, could I install a ssd in it? If so, would I need to tweak anything? Currently running multiple Operating Systems. (Mageia, Win7, Win8, and Win XP) I know Win XP has issues with SSD, but I have that worked out. Just wondering if I could install the new card and SSD with no issues.
If i understand your post correctly you are asking three questions:
1. To determine what GPU/setup is best for playing a certain game, post which games you are currently playing. Games perform different depending on the GPU being used (Often games are optimized for a certain brand or card). You can also try and find some benchmarks which include your game and GPU.
2. Even if you could (not quite sure), you'd create a bottleneck as you have said, your CPU will hold back your GPU and the rest of the system with it.
3. A SSD wouldn't be advisable atm, it's better if you buy a combination of a new mobo and cpu (These are often bundled together cheap along with RAM at most stores). After that you can upgrade your GPU to a more decent one (although you didn't post your current one).