A mini dilema here - will be building a new PC for a friend (yeah i know, 24/7 tech support etc - bad news) principally to get rid of some old upgrade components (P4 bits). My friend is fully aware of this, and is reflected in the low total price. I am buying most other components cheaply from Scan for a total of £300 (including my second hand parts).
I was going to buy a GeForce 6600 AGP as he wont really be playing any games himself, although will have grandchildren popping round from time to time. This would cost about £62. It has just occured to me however that this would also be an opportunity for me to upgrade, from my current GeForce 6800 128MB AGP (vanilla 12 pipe) to something a little better. He will be giving me £62 (i wouldnt charge more since he doesnt want more).
Am considering a 6800 GS (PCI-E, 256MB) such as this one for £139, so it will cost me £77.
Has anyone else done an upgrade like this, and is it worth it? (IE Will i actually notice a benefit? - I play BF2, FEAR, plus lots of older games). I am actually not unhappy with my current card, but it's an opportunity...