Ok, I've had my setup for over 5 years now and it's WAY overdue for an upgrade. Apart from adding another HD and more memory, I haven't touched it in that time. I've got used to turning down the settings to make the games playable
GeForce 4 4600Ti 128MB
I'm thinking about two options:
1. Upgrade everything to PCI-E and get a current graphics card ($500+).
2. Get a newer card (Radeon 9800 Pro AGP etc) to 'tide me over' and then upgrade to PCI-E later (~$100)
Option 1 is ideal but is more money than I really have right now.
Option 2 would hold me for a little bit and PCI-E will be cheaper then too.
I wouldn't really want to get a current AGP card (X850 etc) because my CPU/Mobo badly needs upgrading soon and then it'll be PCI-E.
What do you guys think of these ideas? How long do you think a (newer) card would hold me? I was thinking something like this:
I know it's refurbished but I only need it to last 12 months tops.
BTW If anyone is upgrading and wants to sell their older card please PM me.