I just don't have the money to change everything to PCI-E yet, so I'm trying to squeeze out what I can with this:
Athlon 3800+ CPU
6800 (vanilla) GPU
There are some new games coming out (Hellgate London!!!), plus some old ones (eg Oblivion), in which I'd like to have at least medium settings, if possible...so I thought I'd try upgrading my graphics card..but I'm stuck! I don't want to spend more than $150, would prefer to spend ~$100. I prefer NVIDIA.
To really make a change, I could get a 7900GS or, even better, a 7950GT (and obviously spend more than I planned), but if I understand correctly, this would mean buying an XFX card, and from what I've read they don't seem too reliable.
Other than that, I'm looking at an EVGA (love EVGA!) 7800GS or a Leadtek 7600GT. I know these aren't as big a change as the 7900 range would be, but then, they are more in my price range, and they aren't by XFX. Would buying one of these get me enough of a performance increase to warrant ~$100? And if so, which of these two is the best???? I'm leaning towards the EVGA, but I thought I'd ask the experts first!