I bought a computer a couple years ago and want to start playing WoW again and also Diablo when it comes out but really need a new graphics card, thanks for your help. I'd really like to just replace the graphics card, but can get a new setup if it's an absolute must.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: 200
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: WoW and possibly Diablo
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 - 500w power supply
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Hewlett-Packard A6530F(KQ496AA), AMD Phenom X3 8450(2.1GHz), 64 bit Triple Core Processor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: neweegg, but any really
I would still reccommend the 6870. You can see a discussion between the 6870 and GTX460 in this thread. The GTX460 is a little cheaper, but the 6870 is more powerful, newer, and more efficient. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/307958-33-6870
I don't know if you can get the processor to 3Ghz, but you should overclock it some. 2.1Ghz will be a limiting factor in some games. But that upgrade is for another day.