I'm considering a few upgrades for my PC this winter. My current build is a Core 2 Duo E6750 on a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, with 2 gigs of DDR2. (I know, I know, 2 gigs of ram, way overdue for more.)
However, ideally, I'll be upgrading the processor, mobo, and ram to a 2500K, with a z68 board, and some DDR3.
With that in mind, how much juice do you think I can squeeze out of my already exisiting 8800GT? Is it worth it to upgrade to another $200 card? Or would I really need to spend $300? Honestly, I can still get a good amount of juice out of the 8800 in games like Crysis 2 and L4D2, and I wonder if simply upgrading my CPU/Mobo/RAM would be worthwhile without replacing the 8800 right away.
And if you think I should replace the 8800, can you please give me some suggestions? It's been awhile, as you might be able to tell.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next 2 weeks
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (more Crysis side of things), video editing (HD footage), streaming video
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 8800GT, with psu Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, but whatever
PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer nVidia
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
Thanks in advance.
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The first card I thought of was the GTX 560Ti seems perfect for you