Approximate Purchase Date: I want to keep this system able to compete at high details for years.
Budget Range: $500-600 before rebate.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop, Daily Internet Browsing Use
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Harddrive,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia, Any good brand for a motherboard, good memory, and PSU
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I want this computer too last a few years in gaming but I will be able to update it within the next year so I would like my computer to run the newest games coming out at a fairly high detail with good FPS on a 1920x1080 resolution.
Probably about 30-40%, depending on what game you're playing. I didn't know you had a 9800 GT already, that being the case you could grab another one(for less than the cost of a GTX 550 ti) and run them in SLI, out performing a single 550 ti. You would be sacrificing DX11 capability, as well as investing in dated hardware, but you'd save a couple bucks and have better up front performance in most games.