this is my system I bought in 2009. My graphic card causes performance issues and occasionally nasty flickers in demanding games (I guess due to hardware defect). Also the GPU fan failed once and got replaced. Long story short: I need to replace that GPU!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next 2-3 weeks (aka. not urgent)BUDGET RANGE: 100-125 Euro (Germany) (resp. 135-165 USD)
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: mainly 2d indie games, Dota2, recently Batman: Arkham City
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4850
PSU: be quiet Dark P. Pro 750W
PARTS PREFERENCES: Don't care whether AMD/ATI or Nvidia
OVERCLOCKING: I don't overclock. I originally intended to upgrade to Crossfire when buying the system, but I ended up with a single card.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
Besides playing games, I use the system for less demanding stuff like browsing, video, etc., but yet for programming/compiling.
I do not have the obligation playing on max. details.