i and my friend bought exactly the same pc in 2007. his configuration was -
CPU: Intel Pentium D 925 (3.0 GHz, 800 FSB, 4MB Cache)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-965GM-DS2 (Rev. 2.0)
RAM: 1GB DDR2 667
OS: Win XP SP2
PSU: 400 W
he had done cpu and ram upgrade few days ago. and now his pc is -
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 (2.2 GHz, 800 FSB, 2MB Cache)
RAM: 2GB DDR2 667
he wants to upgrade his gpu. choices are -
1. radeon 4670 512mb ddr3 (may be 7500/-)
2. radeon 4670 512mb ddr4 (may be 8500/-)
3. radeon 4830 512mb (12500/-)
4. radeon 4850 512mb (15000/-)
his wants are also similar to mine. playing latest and upcoming first person and third person titles (specially crysis, f.e.a.r. 2, gta iv, assassin's creed, dead space, far cry 2 and the wheelman) in 800x600 or 1024x768 resolution, turning sound, A.I. and physics at max, AA to off (or may sometimes 2x or 4x), IQ to medium or high (and may be very high), and in DX9 mode. just want more than 15 fps.
so, which will be the best ?