Was trying to think of a catchy subject haha. Long story short, my 8800GT graphics card which has served me well has exploded (i think it was the stock 500W PSU that came with my SMILODON tower.) Anyways, I have since replaced the PSU with an ANTEC 650W which seems to be a great improvement.
Question is, what should I replace my gpu with? Short summary of current specs are as follows:
I don't feel that i need the top end graphics card as the only games I play much of these days are WoW and Crysis here and there. With that being said, I would like to get a marked improvement of my former 8800GT without spending much more than $200.
The HD5000 series cards are DX11, can support 3 monitors and are 40nm which makes them much more power efficient/cool. This; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
is a great deal and very nice upgrade over your 8800GT.
If your resolution is under 1920x1080 it's mostly pointless to consider anything more powerful.
If you are going to stay with the games you mention then stick with Nvidia-Crysis is well known to prefer their hardware and any card that can run that game well will laugh at WoW. For those reasons I'd say the GTX260 fits your needs best of all.
The next best fit is the HD5770, not quite as fast as the GTX260 but it's a lot cooler and, if it's anything like mine, as quiet as a Church mouse.