BUDGET RANGE: Anything below $300 CDN (Preferably including taxes under 300). Best bang for buck.
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Modern Warfare 2 @ 1080P with absolutely maxed out settings, and perhaps 8x AA. CoD: Black Ops @ 1080P maxed out. Most "high-mainstream" games for up to 2 years maxed out.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GPU = XFX 9500GT, PSU = CoolerMaster 500W
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
Core 2 Duo E7400 @ 2.88 ghZ
4GB DDR2 OCZ Extreme Edition @ 1300 mhZ
WD CaviarBlack 500GB 32MB Cache
XFX 9500GT Extreme Edition @ Stock
Acer G245H 24" LCD Monitor.
Turtle Beach HPA2 5.1 Surround Sound Headset
Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
XFX 750i SLI Extreme MotherBoard
CoolerMaster Elite Case
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, TigerDirect, Canada Computers
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada only please.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Nvidia Fermi series GTX 460 and up.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking for really good replacement card so I don't have to get another one in any near time. Keep the price under 300 dollars, I am not a rich white boy (lol). Ehmmm also, perhaps additional cooling would be a great plus so I can overclock it if I need too, an extended or life time warranty wouldn't be bad either. I just want some advice and your thoughts for the best bang for your buck gaming card that will be able to max out high-mainstream games for more than 2 years from now.
+1^ a gtx 460 would probably be the best bang for your buck, but take the 1gb version since the extra mem would help at your resolution when youre using aa, also it smokes a gtx 480 when the 460 is in sli mode.
At 1080p i would go for the new nvidia gtx460 1GB or if you can stretch to it the ati 5850. both of these cards dont need much power so will easily go with your 500w supply. For modern warefare 2 anything more is just unnecessary.