The time has come to replace the GPU in my gaming PC, but life has moved on and I stopped following the gpu arm's race many years ago so have no idea where to start nor the time to invest in starting research from scratch.
Currently split my limited gaming time between the PC (and huge steam back catalogue), a 360 and PS3 so the crux of the issue is affordability - as in no PC upgrade should cost proportionally more than switching to XBOneS (as 4K blu-ray is an interest and affordable players are some way off).
PC is an intel i7 920 running 6GB of ram at stock speeds on a Foxcon Bloodrage. PSU is a seasonic m12d in the region of 850w from mem so should be sufficient and I game either on a 42" 1080p LCD 9ft away or a 1080p NEC 24wmgx3. All very retro I know. I can't run more than 6GB of RAM as the board is only rated to 6gb and whilst it will run with 12gb I get too many random shut downs.
I'd want to run the majority of games at 1080p either maxxed out or with most of the bells and whistles turned up, I'd rather not have to invest in a new mobo / Cpu / DDR4 ram in order to do so but a GPU that would scale with the system should I feel like burning a grand doing so in the next year would be a bonus. There's no immediate need to change, so if a new ground breaking architectures close (I know it almost always is) then I can hold off a little while.
Thanks in advance for any help.