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March 5, 2010 7:36:14 AM

This is the system I just built, I mainly Play World of Warcraft and Star Trek Online, I am home bound so I spend a lot of hours on my computer

Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
Kingwin Mach 1 Modular Power Supply - 700-Watt, ATX, SLI-Ready, Quad 12V Rails
ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 2.66
Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM
Corsair CWCH50-1 Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler
Windows 7 Home Premium
Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 3.5", 320GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM for my OS Drive
Western Digital WD5001AALS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G for my Games Drive

I am currently using 2 PNY nVidia 9600 GT 512MB SLi'd Video cards

What would the best video card for this system to allow me to use graphics at their highest setting with the best results.

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March 5, 2010 7:38:31 AM

The cards you have now should max both of those games. If it isnt, the best performance/price ratio is currently the 5850. WHich will easily max out both of those games.

What resolution do you play at? As that is the main deciding factor for a GPU.
March 5, 2010 7:45:02 AM

It can handle the current best non-enterprise graphic card, the HD5970 with no problems at all.

HD5970 is the best, but HD5850 has the best bang for the buck as "truhls" said.
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March 5, 2010 7:46:34 AM

World of Warcraft I play at 1910 x 1080 with everything turned up on a 32" LCD 1080p screen
March 5, 2010 7:51:04 AM

HD5850 is sufficient for any 23" or less monitor under 1920x1080, but not sure about the 32" ones.
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March 5, 2010 10:27:52 AM

Best buy on a high end card is the HD5850.
Best single GPU card is the HD5870.
Best card overall is the HD5970.
March 5, 2010 11:09:58 AM

For single card, 5850 is awesome, but for about the same price (maybe less depending on card), 2x 5770s in Crossfire would also be nice alternative.....