APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week. Spending up to $300 MAX
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. Wanting to run WoW in Ultra while being able to run FRAPS recording without FPS loss
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY
: 256MB GeForce 7800 GT, eXtreme Power Plus 550W
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU - i7 930 2.80 GHz. Motherboard - ASRock X58 Extreme. Computer case has two fans running on it.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING:Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (What benefit does crossfire have?)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:Running WoW on Ultra settings with FRAPS recording
I'd say that a Radeon HD 6870 would fit the bill nicely and it's $273AUD which is within your budget: http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=6839
By the way, crossfire is the same as SLI, it's just ATi's system while SLI is nVidia's.
jerreece is correct though, a 5770 would work just fine. I said the 6870 because I thought you wanted the best for under $300.