- nVidia 8800 GTS 512MB PCIe
- Intel Core 2 duo E8500 - 3.16 GHz 1333FSB
- Crucial 2x2GB DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz
So, 1.5 yrs later, my nVidia card is about 3-4 tiers down from today's top graphics cards as per this recent article from Tom's Hardware Guide - Graphics Hierarchy Chart.
Similarly, Tom's Hardware Guide - CPU Hierarchy Chart of March 2010, puts my then top of the line CPU as a third tier CPU now.
These are great articles to help understand where technology is now compared to my current gear. I will keep on adding links here while researching.