Thinking about a new GPU, but not %100 certain I will pull the trigger. Answers to sticky first: System specs: i5 3570k, Hyper 212+ cooler, 8gb ram, XFX 5770 (1GB), 1680x1050, Corsair HX 520 (about 5.5 years old, still going strong as near as I can tell), all inside an Antec P182 (just over 10in available to the edge of the upper hard drive case which will stay in the system). Purchase details: In the neighborhood of US %200, but could go higher if although probably not necessary for the 1680x1050. I have always cashed in rebates. No preference for manufacturer, but quieter fans are a plus.Single GPU only. Have been looking at Sapphire and MSI 7850 2GB, some of the 7870 offerings as well. Have taken a peek at nVidia 660s, as they seem to be back and forth with the 7850. (Have used both company's products in the past, no bad experiences either way). Currently playing Skyrim, Shogun 2. Future holds TW:Rome 2, maybe the Crysis series since my brother is really enjoying them, probably the next CoH. I generally purchase games only at half-price, so well after initial release. I like high quality or better on graphics, but that is not a show stopper for me. I usually keep my cards for 2-3 years. Not likely to overclock. Additional: Just thinking about the upgrade, particularly since AMD is running the games teaser right now. If I could sell those for $30 or more then that would help make the decision. Otherwise I am not incredibly unhappy with the 5770, but it is starting to show its age a bit. I did some looking at 7950 3GB (for the possible future utility of the VRAM), but most of those cards seem pretty long. Thanks for any additional thoughts.