APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I could probably wait few months if it would save a lot of money.
BUDGET RANGE: USD $150-300, maybe more...
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: I'd like to be able to play Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on ultra settings with about 60 fps, but I suppose I could live with a little less in both areas if this requires too much money.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB and Corsair 750TX 750W PSU
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: I've always used Nvidia cards, but it probably doesn't matter.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (I don't think 2x 9800 GTX+ will be good enough)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Basically, I want to be able to play BC2 very well. Will I be able to just upgrade my video card significantly to make this happen? Would I be better off selling my computer and building an entire new one with an i7 or something?
I'd just grab an HD5850. The Asus DirectCore edition is up to 20% cooler, and sports its own voltage software. This will allow you you to overclock to surpass the HD5870, and keep temps reasonable. It only costs $320.