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Time to update Grpahics Card

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December 23, 2010 11:38:11 AM

Hello I'm looking to buy a new Graphics Card since the one I have is on it's way out especially since the fan broke on it but I got over 2 and a half years out of it.
I roughly have a budget of £200 to buy one, I might be able to go over this if it's really a going to make a difference but I'd rather not.
The games I usually play are World of Warcraft Cata, CSS, Fallout3, Starcraft 2 and some others. I'd like the card to be able to play games coming out in the future as well and to be able to play the games I listed at max settings and future ones as well.

My current Pc specs are:
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8500
(6M Cache, 3.16 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
ASUS P5KPL SE Motherboard
Radeon HD4870 512MB GDDR5
Corsair TX650W Power Supply
DDR PC2-6400 2X 2046MB
LG W2043 LCD Monitor 1600x900
Windows XP 64-bit Pro (I could buy the upgrade to Windows 7 if you think it's really needed)

Thanks for reading that and If you need anymore Info please do ask as you guys know alot more about upgrading properly than me:) 
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2010 12:06:35 PM

Is your current MB capable of supporting a 2nd 4870 in Crossfire?

two 4870s in CF might rival a single GTX570
December 23, 2010 12:11:57 PM

I don't think it ccan support crossfire :pfff: 
also would it really be worth hanging on for the GTX560 series which is meant to be coming out in january?
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a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2010 12:14:30 PM

GTX 560 is aimed to take on the HD 6950.Its just around the corner and is worth the wait IMO.
December 23, 2010 12:15:30 PM

definitely wait for the 560 to come out or get the 570/580 for more performance ( but get one that has a really good cooler on it since they can get kinda hot)
December 23, 2010 12:18:34 PM

Any idea how much the 560's will cost around? and any recommendations for other cards maybe?
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2010 12:21:26 PM

It should be in between 250-300$, but I'm not sure.If you're not going to wait the you can look for a HD 6870.