Hell, my 4870X2 is outclassed in many of the new games. I splurged on the 980X at tax return time, because I do a lot of encoding, and it saved me a shitton of encoding time. This tax return will be a video card and SSD. Without tax returns, I'd still be on my 8800GTs and Q6600. I know the feeling of broke, I have 3 kids. lol.