Originally posted by idiotec
3. If you are stuck with AGP, 6800GT would be your best bet. If you are upgrading your mobo as well and can go PCI-e a 7800GT would be a good choice.
I don't really know if I can afford a 7800GT, though the thought of it makes me drool so.
I'm somewhat on a tight budget, I need a new motherboard, processor, 2 gigs of ram, video card and powersupply good enough for the mass amount of hard drives I have for $500.
As much as I'm an avid gamer, it's a bit more important for me to be able to play with graphics editing for work and my photography than it is to build a gaming machine. It'd just be nice if I could build something that can do both.
I'm a bit torn between getting something that just fills my needs, or please my inner geek and just save up for a machine I can be proud of.