Some new Ram wouldn't hurt, but that is going to mean a motherboard upgrade. And if you are going to do that, you should probably upgrade your CPU, too. If you want to go cheap, get an AMD Dual Core or something. If I were you as for the video cards, I would go with either the 4870 or the 280gtx, the 280gtx is probably the more powerful.
The cpu isnt that bad, you could keep your cpu and mobo and just add another 2 gigs of ram. If you ask me, it would be better to get some more powerful gpu like gtx 460 or even better amd 6950, you have a quite powerful PSU and there is no need to go for old gpu-s
about that RAM, i have two gigs of it avaliable, but i have removed it from pc because with 4x1GB, was unable to overclock that much, and almost every boot, mobo beeped!
So removed the rams and can run CPU at 3ghz.
Did search and assume those RAMs arent good and stable that much.
Anyway, While playing GRID at 1920x1080 im getting stable 55-60 FPS, all maxed, NFS Hot Pursuit around 50FPS.
Still ,tha 8800 GTX is pretty good for its age, and especially this factory OCed version
Also, i was thinking about new caviar black, as im currently having WD BLUE 250GB HDD , and becomes veeery noisy
Guess that getting 4870 or 280gtx will not drasticly improve FPS, but getting a 5870 or so, 460gtx, that should
sorry, I read your CPU as Q6600, according to ASUS site (http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=wWs3CTw57UtxaaHw) your motherboard can support core2quad and extremes and up to 8GB RAM, this is a great board, you might want to get new ram which are good for overclocking. but i dont see the point in getting a new board.
And here is good advice 6850 or 460 1GB
4GB is really important, if you can only overclock well with 2GB
try getting someone who does not overclock to trade you for
4GB 2x2GB for your 4x1GB buying DDR2 is expensive now.
Nothing wrong with your current CPU @3GHZ I really had mine @ 3.6
but usually game at 3GHZ as my games are not that demanding.
Thanks, i have put the ram back so now have 4GB
But i can get the windows to start unless i leave RAM freq. on auto in BIOS, wich sets it to 667MHz while cpu at 3Ghz
Now is BIG ONE:
I dont want SLI or Crossfire,
here is the list, your comments are more than welcome
GTX 285 1GB, this one is pretty good, prices around 200 GBP
GTX 460, some say less powerfull than 285 is, but has dx11, wich isnt that important to me, but is newer, therefore less heat etc.... around 200+ GBP
GTX 260 216 the newer version of it, this one is cheap,bang for buck for around 80 GBP, pretty good against 4870
GTX 295 will be nice but that is expensive and games that dont support SLI, wont make any difference over GTX285 i guess
ATI 4870, pretty good, cheap, but not sure about it, 80GBP
ATI 5770, some say less powerfull than 4870? 90GBP
ATI 5870 Vapor x, 200 GBP guess it will outperform all cards above