I used to be a regular a few years back on Toms Hardware and Anandtech Forums, but that was in the days when LGA775 reigned supreme, I work in IT so I have a general idea, but I'm a little out of touch on current offerings and looking for some guidance.
any other details I can get if requested, running latest Nvidia drivers as of 12/24/11
Windows 7 with all current Service Packs,
I'm looking to play SWTOR and other games that might come out in the future Mass Effect 3, shooters, RPG's etc, I recently got a Samsung 24" LED 1080p display, so I'm now playing games at 1920x1080 and I've gotten in the habit of tweaking settings to get decent frames.
will be able to spend around 200$-250$ USD on a GPU
so far looking at GeForce GTX 560 Ti variants
and even the popular Radeon HD6950 (even though I typically lean towards Nvida)