You probably want to go for an hd4850 and bump the harddrive to something like 500-640gig. It's barely 50-65$ and well worth it. The 80gig hdds are actually going to cost more since they are becoming vintage technology
heh that computer has some older parts with a newer graphics card...i suggest you upgrade some of your other stuff. Also the CPU im guessing your on a budget but a dual core is older technology now. Quad core would help a lot. Also the HDD seems to be a no brainer to me to get a 640GB at least...i got one for 70 bucks at tigerdirect. Also if your rlly want some memory u can even get a 1.5TB for like a 159.99 but only online because when they get more in stock (since the price was such a blowout they were outastock the same day it was stocked =P) so buy it online before they get more in stock because they told me they were raising the price because they were underpriced.
I dont know about you guys, but I've never spent a quid in the USA. Hes in the UK.
The GTX+ is slightly more powerful, youll have to look at some benchmarks to determine if the extra power is worth the extra money to you.
On the CPU side, as your on a budget, I suggest either going from your E8400 to a Q6600 (assuming there the same price in UK as they are here) or perhaps going with an E7200 and OCing, then dump that saved money into larger hard drive or perhaps a 4850/4870.
As a follow up question, what resolution does your monitor run at?
my moniter is old, so quite low. yeah and my pound key dont work, i thought it was a UK board :S
yeah i looked it up if i waqs gonna gget a gtx+ it would be 30 quid more and give me 5-10 fps more. not worth it to me. and considering my computer has to last a long time, is overclocking a e7200 worth it? i have never built a computer/overclocked anything before