new upgrade needed from 7600gt to 8800gts?

This is my current rig:
e6300 @ 3.0ghz
BFG 7600GT
pqi TURBO 667 DDR2

would it be worth the upgrade to buy a 8800GTS and a new case (to fit the 8800) will upgrading my graphics card help or is my processor the bottleneck here?
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  1. yeah, i really dont think your processor is the bottle neck here, it maybe bottom in it catagory, but its a hell of a resiziliant series esp with you 3gz overclock, the upgrade tp the 8800 would be wize
  2. You don't have a bottleneck in that CPU. It's about as good as a stock X6800. (Less cache but higher frequency, thanks to the overclocking.) Go for the 8800 GTX if you can afford it.

    You may need a new PSU too, not just a new case.

    Edit: if you don't have 2 GB of RAM already you should get to 2 GB, it would be a good investment.
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    You don't have a bottleneck in that CPU. It's about as good as a stock X6800. (Less cache but higher frequency, thanks to the overclocking.) Go for the 8800 GTX if you can afford it.

    You may need a new PSU too, not just a new case.

    Edit: if you don't have 2 GB of RAM already you should get to 2 GB, it would be a good investment.


    Totally agree with the man. If you can't afford the 8800GTX, go for the GTS 640. You will see a big difference with that and 2 gigs of ram. You will need a good PSU, select from this list something with at least 32A on the 12V rails for a GTS, 36A for GTX.

    http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&all=1&t=222154&postdays=0&postorder=asc

    The case doesn't have to be fancy, just be sure it fits the video card.
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