New monitor is yet to be bought... looking for the biggest/cheapest I can get, so most likely a 22" Acer from CL or something. I'm not too worried about playing in full resolution as long as I can still play with it fairly large. Currently using a 17" Samsung Syncmaster and trying to ugprade on a budget.
The mobo is the regular version M2N-E. From what I read I have to mod the BIOS a little bit but that CPU is posted is supported. The mobo will be upgraded, just not right away.
Trying to get a new CPU/PSU/Vid Card first.
I'm still looking for good combo deals to save money and get what I need. That's how I stumbled onto the XFX deal just wasn't sure how good the PSU was. Even though on Newegg it doesn't say it's the XXX version it look exactly the same.
A GTS 450 runs just about even in performance with a HD 5770.
Either of those cards would give excellent performance with a 1680x1050 or 1600x900 resolution monitor. A good 400~450W PSU would be enough power for a system with a X3 450 CPU and one of those cards.
Comes out to roughly $270...is there a big difference between the GTS 450 and a GTX 460? Cheapest I can find a quality name brand GTX 460 is $140ish and GTS is $110ish. Would it be better to spend a few more dollars or am I not going to see a big enough difference to make it worthwhile?