USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming: I just bought SWTOR and would like to run it on the best settings possible within my budget. With my current card I have to turn the settings to low.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1 GB DDR2 and PSU ANTEC|TP-650 650W RT
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CORE I5 750 2.66G, ASUS P7P55D P55 LGA1156, and 2Gx2|GSKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference. I live in US
PREFERENCES: No preference
OVERCLOCKING: Probably not
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Primary Monitor - 20 inch Dell widescreen. Second montior 19 inc 4:3. I use dual monitors, but only one when playing games.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I wouldn't mind a HDMI input, but not necessary.
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I'd say a Radeon 6850 would be a pretty good candidate, you should be able to easily find one under $150. Keep your eye out for a 6870 though, you might be able to find one for $150 or so after a rebate. Your power supply should easily be able to handle either one of those cards.
Should be easy to find a 6850 in that range, you might be able to find a 6870. GTX560 is probably on the wrong side of $150. GTX460?