my current setup:
Athlon 3500+ (oc@2,4ghz)
ATI Radeon800XL 256MB
i want to buy a geforce 8800gts 320mb (320mb should be enough, my screen only supports 1280x1024).
my question: does the 8800gts make any sense in my system? the powersupply is pretty much the only part i am sure doesn't need replacing (i replaced that 2 months ago when the old one died).
how much of a bottleneck would my cpu be? at its current speed it is on par with an athlon 3800+, but of course far from modern dualcores.
the cpu could possibly be overclocked higher, but not with my current ram. buying a new cpu/ram is not really an option, those parts are far too expensive for the amount of improvement i would see.
thanks for the quick reply.
i am also planning a mainboard/cpu/ram upgrade in a few months possibly, so i am just buying the graphics card a little early (and maybe my old system is good enough for a few months longer with the new card).