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Old August 29, 2012, 04:29 PM
floppyfoot floppyfoot is offline
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Post Budget Rig Refresh Help?

So I built my first gaming rig around early 2009 for around $850. I use it primarily for gaming and school work with the occasional photoshop editing here and there. I'm currently looking to either upgrade some parts for better performance in games such as battlefield 3. I run dual monitors 1 @ 1280x1024 and the other (primary for gaming) is 1440x900. The specs are as follows:

o GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
o Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
o GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
o Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
o Lite-On CD/DVD Burner/Reader SATA
o Wireless N (backwards compatible with G) Network PCI Express 2.0 card
o Raidmax Smilodon Extreme Black edition computer case
o OCZ ModstreamX 700W Modular Power Supply

To my knowledge, the CPU shouldn't be causing any problems, and the DDR2 ram isn't that far off from DDR3, so would it be as easy as just upgrading the GPU to something like a NVIDIA 660 ti? At $300 bucks though that is the absolute top of my price bracket without selling parts or the whole rig for a new investment.
And if I was to sell it, how much would it be worth at this day in age?
I'm in the NA East zone for buying parts.
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