Posted by .nemes1s.>He said X700, I recomended it, and compared it with a 7000 series. :)
Sorry, I guess I read through your post a little too quickly, but there really is one mistake :rolleyes: (I promise). The x800 is only 128mb's.
Posted by .nemes1s.>X700 would be just fine if you're looking to play Source games, but if you're interested in other games such as Doom 3 or Far Cry, then I'd switch up to an X800. (Just in case)
An ATI 7000 (64MB) would get you an FPS of 30 - 40 in CS:S, so imagine what an X800 (256MB) would get ya.
He said "x700" and not "7000." If you're going to get a new graphics card, get the x800 over the x700. Also, with the GeForce 6600GT out, there's no reason to buy a x700 (both cards are ~$200 and the 6600GT thoroughly trounces the card in terms of performance).
If I were you, I would just wait 'til summer and buy a new system completely.