I'm not even sure where this rig stacks up by today's standards as I've been out of the loop for quite sometime. This system has served me well for the past 3 years or so. It still plays all my games at almost top settings but the newer game's requirements coming out are beginning to pass me by. I do not like to turn down graphics settings at all so you can see the delimma. If I wanted to play games at sub-par graphics, I would be strictly a console gamer.
This system is probably beyond just needing a new graphics card I would assume.
I'm looking for recommendations on what I should do. I would love something that would last me for the next 3 years in the gaming department but also not break my wallet. Trying to stick as close to $1k as possible. This is not a hard set in stone budget but just something I would like to try and stay near if possible.
I think you could get a few more months, maybe a year out of it with a new GPU. 780 chip is older, but still works. The CPU isnt bad, would keep pace with many AMD quads. PSU looks fine to me. Honestly, unless your a serious gamer, a nice 200 - 300$$ GPU should pull you along for another 6 months minimum. Then move the GPU into the new build, sli or crossfire with another and you would be good for a couple years IMO. You might get some money for those 8800 if you sell them as a set too. They are still decent cards in an sli set up, aren't they?