APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the week
BUDGET RANGE: around 200-250 usd *UPDATED*
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, sc2, skyrim, wow
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: xfx radeon 5770 & corsair|cmpsu-550vx 550w rt
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5 2500k 3.3, asus p8p67 le lga 1155 p67
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect
PARTS PREFERENCES: open
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i have an antec illusion r case and prefer to keep cooling as simple as possible
I'm not clueless, but definitely not savvy enough to know what is best for my needs. Thanks in advance.
You won't get much of an improvement over your 5770 with your budget. The 6870 is about the closest you could get (if you find a deal that puts this card in your budget range) though it's only 50% more powerful. Still, it can make for a noticeable difference.