USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Wow, Diablo 3, Civ 5, GTA IV), internet browsing, Streaming video
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 9800GT, Sorry I do not remember the model number, but it is an Antec (not tru power) 650 watt PSU. Has the 6/8 pin PCI-E connectors
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, probably Microcenter local pickup.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Not to offend anyone, but I am just an Nvidia guy. Have had too many issues over the years with ATI.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
Other Specs: Processor - Intel E5300 Motherboard - Asus P5G41-M-LE ( I know this stuff is old, but the speed of the computer is just fine for me and runs like a champ, with the exception of newer games choking on the video.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want to be able to enjoy my games and get somewhat current on technology. Wish I could afford enthusiast level equipment but the Wife says no, lol.
Oh and thank you for the help!
Here are three (3) cards I have been looking at, and what I think the question has come down to is, which is better, the GTX 570 or the GTX 660 (not TI):
N570GTXTF3PEOC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Twin Forzr III Power Edition/OC 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card