My Video Card Just Died - Recommendations on a Replacement
After several system crashes over the last few weeks my PC is now displaying odd graphical glitches at the BIOS screen and won't boot to windows with my GTX470 video card fitted. It's looking like it's finally shuffled off this mortal coil and ascended to silicon heaven (where the calculators go!) after 4 years of service.
The question is what card should I buy to replace it? I currently have a stock i7-920 and, being a bit of an Nvidia fanboy, was contemplating either a new GTX 770 (£230) or pushing the boat out and going for a GTX 780 (£360).
Is it worth going for the 780 or would it be bottlenecked by my CPU? Any other cards worth considering for that price? Price-wise I definitely don't want to spend more than the cost of the 780 and would prefer not to think about changing my mobo/CPU unless it's seriously going to hold back the video card!
Would be especially interested to hear feedback from other first gen i7 folks who have upgraded to more recent video cards?
Edit: Just to update after googling a few reviews I'm thinking that the 780 isn't really worth an extra £130 over the 770 so I'll probably go for that unless any one has any other options?