I've been using my 8800 gt forever now and I decided I would keep it until I noticed lag at any point in a game. My main problem is that i'm trying to stream games live but I get lag while playing and streaming.
This is my current build.
i7 2.67 ghz 920
windows 7 64
1920 x 1080 res
Also incase anyone is wondering this is my internet speed. Im pretty sure its good enough to stream.
My main question is. What is causing this lag? Is is my video card or is it because im not ocing my cpu? I have enough money to either buy a new video card or buy a nice cpu fan and oc. Which is the problem? I have about a $200 budget that I don't want to go over.
maybe...maybe not. you are not talking about demanding hardware requirements. I would see if lowering resolution will help in FPS. If so a video upgrade will help. If the issue really is lag then its a connection issue. Check your in game latency and the game's tech forum. I also saw several threads about issues with Nvidia.
Not being blunt, but Asus is the best of them all tbh. It's out of stock so just wait, but the DCU cooling system beats out a lot of the other companies coolers for the 6850. The DCU also is considered a very high Overclocker among VGA card-wise.