First off, I tried browsing around for benchmarks on the 3dmark site, but all of the GTX 260 scores that I found with the CPU combo I'm getting were NOT using a Core 216, and definitely not overclocked, so I think I genuinely need some advice from the community :x So I just recently ordered (hasn't arrived yet) a new mobo/cpu/ram (AMD Phenom X4 955, 1333MHz DDR3, ASUS non-SLI mobo) since my Athlon X2 5000+ and 800MHz DDR2 had just become a bottleneck bigtime in every benchmark I've run - namely in the Final Fantasy XIV benchmark.. My higher-res benchmark scores were actually higher than my lower-res scores. I pretty much lucked out with the video card I have - my wife purchased an EVGA 260GTX Core 216 OC for me for x-mas little over a year ago, and I've been running it at 720MHz core/1552MHz shader/1230(2460)MHz memory during gaming ever since and it's held up like a champ - compare that to the reference speeds of 576Mhz core/1242MHz shader/999(1998)MHz memory! I know it's not a DirectX11 card, and that a 500 series would be better, but for someone on a budget that doesn't mind playing games on mid-to-upper settings at 40-50fps, is it really worth it right now? I'd be saving for a month or so before I could afford a new card, and I'm currently playing Bulletstorm on medium detail at *mostly tolerable* framerate on my old setup. TL;DR: For casual gaming at moderate/upper detail expecting moderate FPS, is it worth going from an aggressively overclocked GTX 260 Core 216 to a 400 or 500 series - without going SLI? Or would the performance on a Phenom X4 955 really be a substantial improvement worth many hundreds of dollars to someone on a budget? Should I just save my money for an SSD instead? Thanks!