Would upgrading my (now de-activated) PowerColor 512mb 5770 to an EVGA 1gb 460 be a worthy upgrade? I want to see a noticeable difference in performance. I play games like BC2 and Black Ops, also a lot of Source. However me and a group of friends are planning on getting Crysis 2 and I want to be ready, so this is my answer. There are also a lot more demanding games coming out for PC soon, so this is kind of in-preparation.
Another option I'm considering is this 5850, which is at a really nice price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103085&cm_re=5850-_-14-103-085-_-Product
I would get the 560 Ti except for a couple of issues:
My PSU has only 585w and I believe I would need to upgrade that, adding ~$80. EDIT:
The 560 needs two 6-pin cnctrs., and I think I just have one. Would it be possible to add one or something?
The other issue is that the 560 is $250, and I'm trying to stay -$200 for my budget.
So out of my options, it seems that the 5850 I linked would be my best bet, at $189, free shipping. There's a rebate too but I have terrible luck with rebates.
My resolution is not that large, 1440x900, mainly because I don't like big screens.