The GPU is the GTS450, I've had it for awhile (obviously) and I'm not disappointed, but I'm not getting eye candy either. I play most every game on low to medium settings. It doesn't really detract from the experience but like I said I just want stuff to look nicer/smoother.
I have no A/M cooling on the GPU, CPU is under Tuniq Tower.
Not sure on the RAM without opening the case and I'm lazy right now. CPU-Z says 6GB DDR3 7-7-7-16
Couple of SATA II HDDs Barracudas if I remember. (This comp is years old and I haven't OC'd anything since my Q6600)
I'm going to put the 450 in another comp that currently has an 8800GT. All I need from the new card is dual DVI which most cards have now. HDMI is nice, but not necessary.
I really just want to stay under the budget someone recommended this
what do ya'll think?
I will look at the 79xx series and see what I can find.
My res is 1600x900