APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: $200ish, but really less than that.
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Recording gameplay, video/photo editing, everyday use
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GTX 560 SE(*** edition), SeaSonic X750 Gold
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
Cooler Master Elite 311
Cooler Master TX3
Crucial Ballistix 8GB @1333MHz
Western Digital Black 500GB
LG DVD thingy
Windows 7 Home 64 bit
As you can tell this was a budget gaming build.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, TigerDirect, us.ncix, etc.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Preferably an AMD card, or a new 600 series GPU from NVIDIA, Brands like ASUS, XFX, Sapphire, MSI, EVGA, Gigabyte
OVERCLOCKING: HELL NAH IDK HOW! SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have 2 depending where I'm at, I have a 1920x1080 and a 1240x1040 or something like that(usually on the 1920x1080)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Run games coming out in the following years, MoH Warfighter, BF4, etc.
480 is a good card, but then again you are technically downgrading if you understand what I mean. You are going back a generation, which is sort of the opposite of what you should be doing. Sure its good at gaming, but it runs hot, and takes alot of power, and thats what newer cards are trying to mitigate! Otherwise we would all be on GTX 480s in like 4 way SLI lol.