I currently have an eVGA 6800GS and am debating if it's worth me upgrading my card now (I am thinking something in the Nvidia 9 Series), or just waiting until I have enough money and just do a massive re-build with PCIe 2.0/3.0.
My current motherboard (Abit KN8) only supports PCIe 16x, not 2.0, so I am looking for some input on what would be the best option.
The CPU I have is an AMD 3200+ (939 socket). I do use it for gaming, and some creative/web work (adobe creative package CS4, primarily photoshop). My primary monitor has a resolution of 1600x1200 and I have a thermaltake 420w PSU.
The upgrade came into question when I actually picked up FarCry 2 and played it, and all the settings were on low and it still slowed up in some spots. I was kind of disappointed in my machine. I am also highly considering Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which I can only imagine how demanding that game is.
Not too familiar with the two different kind you're speaking of jay2tall. But hopefully the specs in the link I provided can help??
Also, I looked up the 4670 suggested, looks decent and for a decent price (around $60). Is there a higher model or card I could go that costs a little more money and I would get a little more performance with it? Or is my PSU restricting me too much?
And just out of curiosity, what would be a close nvidia equivalent to the 4670?
I've also thought about my CPU, and thought about a dual core, got any suggestions there as well?
With that PSU you are limited because of the single 18A 12V rail. The 4670 is a good choice for the price as they 5670 will be coming out soon. Nvidia released the GT240 card which would also work. It costs a bit more but also delivers more performance.