Help me choose a better card, if it's possible pleez!

Hello, i'm new here to the forum, but have used this site several times in the past and figured I could get some could advice/help......

I am looking to upgrade my current 7900gs graphics card to whatever the next best thing my system can handle until I can do a complete re-build towards the end of this year/or beginning of next (this was my first a couple of years ago, so i'm still kind of learning). Maybe the new 9600? Or any of the 8 series that are better than mine right now? my specs:

Asus p5wd2
P4 3.4 ghz Prescott HT
2 gigs Patriot ddr2-800
PNY 7900gs 256mb
Ultra x-2 550w psu
creative xfi-extreme fatal1ty
windows xp pro

I know some of it is outdated now, but I was hoping there is something better other than my current card that will get me by for the majority of the year until I can build a new pc. I really appreciate any help/advice.......
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  1. 8800 GTS or a 9600GT would probably be your best bet. Both of those will likely be bottlenecked a little bit by your CPU. But, they would both produce large increases in performance.
  2. You say the 9600gt would do fine? That's what I was hoping to hear! Even if it did bottleneck to some extent, would it be far better than the card I have now as far as performance and such? Thanks, and sorry for the questions, i'm still fairly novice with this....
  3. http://www.ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath=61&pPath=407&productID=407

    That's the link to my psu, anyone know for sure if it will handle any upgrades? Thanks a ton
  4. So it might not handle much more than my 7900gs? Would the 8800gs be step up from my 7900 and still be okay with my psu then?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150276
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