Upgrading GT220 advice pls

Hiya,
I have a Packard Bell ixtreme M5722 about 18 months old and am trying to figure out a decent upgrade for the graphics card.

PSU: Jeantech JN120F-600AP 12v2 600W (old and needing upgrade, suggestions also?)
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 220 1GB
MoBo: Acer G43T-AM v2.0
6GB Ram
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

The only game we really play is World of Warcraft, and the system seems to be struggling lately.

Budget isn't really a big problem but probably looking around £300ish

I was looking at SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon HD 5850 but then realised I need to find out what else would need upgrading or if I could even jump to this with my system...

Any help appreciated, ta much
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  1. Sorry - jumped in with the post before browsing forum - template posted as follows

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: December 2009
    BUDGET RANGE: £300ish

    USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming World of Warcraft

    CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Nvidia GeForce Gt220 and Jeantech 600W PSU (need new also)

    OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core Quad Q8300 2.50GHz CPU, Acer G43T-AM MoBo, 6GB ram

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: none

    PARTS PREFERENCES: none

    OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: any help appreciated - again sorry this wasn't the original post :)
  2. thanks loads, I wasn't sure what to go for to get the best results - so many conflicting opinions out there.
    anyone else have any other suggestions? or is this the best I could get with the resources I have?
  3. If you want to spend the 300 £, you could also choose the following:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-asus-hd-6950-oc-pci-e-21-(x16)-5000mhz-gddr5-gpu-810mhz-1408-cores-2x-mdp-2x-dvi-hdmi

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/520w-seasonic-m12ii-520-modular-80-plus-bronze-87-eff-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-120mm-fan

    Total: 270 £

    Also you can try to find the 5850 Sapphire Xtreme,it is really cheap arround 100 £, and it has more performance than a 6850¡.

  4. thanks so much for the help - really really appreciated
  5. Just looking at ordering card, have a concern that the cards suggested - both the 6850 and the 6950 don't look like they'll fit in my case - I have a mini tower, and it would seem the 6950 needs a LOT of space.
    Have tried finding an alternative but it's so confusing!

    Small size card with best performance pls? money is fast not becoming an issue, just want to play some games! :bounce:
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