APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week or the upcoming holidays (Christmas)
BUDGET RANGE: Under $150 (prefer under $100) USD
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Skyrim, Battlefield 3, or Assassins Creed 3 at Medium to High Settings
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Geforce 8600 GT (GDDR3) and Cooler Master RS-550-PCAR-E3 550 Watts
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: The OS and Motherboard specs are listed below....
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Doesn't matter
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Nvidia cards, CUDA, PhyX, DirectX 11 (if possible), and SLI.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The internal chipset gpu (whatnot) Geforce 8300(?) is fryed and doesn't work. Not sure if it affects the installation of the external GPU I am planning to get (whatever it is), so I am probably sticking with Nvidia brand