This was built back in February of 08. It has been a solid system for 2 years and is still very solid. I have an extra $200 available to me right now and I just cannot find any way to upgrade this system in a worthwhile way to where it warrants the expense.
The Motherboard (680i LT SLI) is a LG775 board and supports:
Core 2 Extreme
(dual and quad core)
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Pentium D 9XX
Pentium D 8XX
But there aren't any processors in the price range or even worthy of an upgrade since the technology is starting to age a bit.
The memory obviously isn't a problem at the moment.
So that leaves me with the cards. I run right now on a 24 inch display and I'm kind of noticing a problem running the later games in higher details, probably due to the 512 memory allotment on each card across the SLI setup.
But the trouble is I can't really find a new single card or crossfire/sli setup that'd trump the 8800 enough to warrant $200. Recommendations?
its better if you save those bucks and spend them when your system gets old enough after 1 or 1.5 years...Also if you don't want to save those bucks then you might consider upgrading your cpu to a c2q extreme...Since most of the games to be released this year would be utilizing quad cores,it would give you a significant performance jump...