I've recently had some issues running a game I'm playing, and have been told a gpu upgrade would be beneficial to me. My current specs
Dell XPS 630i (this allows overclocking, but haven't gotten to that yet)
Windows Xp 32 bit
OPP150 MotherBoard FBS 1066/1333 compatible
Nvidia 8800 GT 512MB GPU
Q6600 Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 Ghz
Soundblaster XtremeGamer Sound card
4gb DDR2 800Mhz ram
So, I know it's a prebuilt, and I plan to build my own system around the end of the year, or the start of 2013. That said, I'd like to buy things for this computer that I'd be able to start my build with, primarily the CPU. Will this system handle a high end card worth putting into a new machine at the start of 2013, should I just get a medium ground GPU for now, or should I wait all together. I plan to use this CPU as a second computer for upstairs when the new one is built, internet/pictures/etc.
Honestly I'd say wait and purchase your new computer and the end of the year don't try and add to your current system, if you bought a modern graphics card it would likely become bottle necked by your system.