Whats up all,
My EVGA GTS 8800 GTS 384 is acting up and I know its a bit old. I was looking to see what would be a good upgrade for me. I only run 1 display at 1280 x 1024 but am getting a new monitor as well (1920 x 1080 or something like that). I also do not want 2 cards. I play mostly Lotro, dragon age, some fps.
i think its a 700 or 800 watt power supply. I have a 6600 core 2 duo and 4 gigs ram
I dont need to max out all games. I am not maxing things out now, well the older games a bit, and I am quite fine with it.
I think you mean the 8800GS 384mb.
For the new monitor I would recommend at least an HD5770. It should give you good performance at 1920x1080. You could wait a lil bit for the HD5830 which would be better but it is rumored to be priced closer to $230.
I also play Lotro and i used to have 8800gts 320mb. When my 8800gts died I RMA'ed and got a replacement of 9800gtx 512mb. Lotro now runs more gorgeous with all on ultra high settings (DX10) except Texture detail (high) and Dynamic shadow (high) in a Res. of 1680x1050. For a Res. of 1920x1080 I would recomend 5850 because of its 256-bit memory interface it helps alot specially when you are at Ettenmoors, but again budget limited so 5770 is a better choice. 5750 is almost equal to 9800gtx plus 5k sereis card of ATI offers DX11 which is a big advantage when March comes. (Lotro implementing DX11)