Okay, here’s my dilemma. I currently have an 8800GTS 320MB, and it has served me well for the past year on my 17” CRT. Actually, I can max out Crysis on it (DX9 Very High) with average 25 fps. However, I really am getting sick of 1024x768 on a 16” screen (since it is a CRT) and would like to upgrade to an LCD with a larger resolution. As soon as I go above 1024x768 on the CRT, the refresh rate is only at 60htz and that gives me headaches.
I was thinking of trying to sell my GTS 320, but I’ll probably only get about 75 bucks for it since their prices (and hence value) have dropped. If I do that, I will have a budget of about $375 for a monitor and graphics card.
This 8800gt looks like a great deal, especially since it has a dual slot cooler on it:
8800gt is a great card and matches well with LCD up to 1680 x 1050 resolution. I go by the rule I buy what I want now when I feel the need, waiting for hardware that is not out yet is a wait forever because there is always something bigger and better in the near future.