Power Supply ( 650 Watt -- Casegears ECO-Element 80 Plus Certificated High Efficiency Power Supply SLI Ready )
Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8500 (2x 3.16GHz/6MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) )
Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
Motherboard ( Asus P5KPL-CM Intel G31 Chipset w/6-channels, Gb LAN, S-ATA 3Gb/s, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 4850 1GB PCI-Express x16 )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA )
Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] )
2nd Hard Drive ( None )
Monitor ( LCD Monitor 22" Widescreen TFT LCD Monitor Support up to 1080P with HDCP [Black] )
I'm thinking I should upgrade my video card to one of the newer ones, but I'm not sure if my motherboard will require an upgrade as well to hold a bigger card. Can you guys recommend a newer video card to install, and a new motherboard if that's needed?
P.S. I'm running Windows XP SP3 at the moment. Do you think I should upgrade my OS to take advantage of the later DirectX versions?
Any help would be great, thank you all in advance.