Need help finding a gpu

I am looking to upgrade my gpu before MOP and need help, here is some basic info.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 6/11/12-625/12 BUDGET RANGE: $200-400

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: World of warcraft (high end 25man raiding), D3 and SC2

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: gtx 260 ozc 600w pu

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: I5-2500k 4.5ghz, z68 pro3 gen3 MB

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, or amazon COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: only have used nividia, but am not apposed to switching

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 (I think, I am only a single monitor person)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: just want 60+ fps in wow 25man raid. I am not looking for overkill ie a $700 card that can cook for me, lol, but at the same time dont want to get bottlenecked by my gpu
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  1. I'm pretty sure your graphics card can already run World of Wacraft at 60 fps in raid environment at that resolution at maximum settings with shadows, MSAA x8 and AF x16. Even if it cannot, it's due to CPU fault, not GPU. Upgrading graphics card would be a waste of money. Get a bigger monitor instead.
  2. looking to upgrade my GPU before MOP.

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 6/11/12-6/25/12 BUDGET RANGE: $200-400

    USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: WoW (high end 25man raiding), D3, SC2

    CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: gtx260, ocz 600w

    OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: I5-2500k 4.5ghz, z68 pro3 gen3

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:USA

    PARTS PREFERENCES: like nividia but can switch

    OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 (I am a single monitor user)

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am jsut looking for something that can run wow at 60+ fps in a 25man raid. I am not looking for overkill, but i also dont what it to be teh bottleneck in the system.
  3. Well depending on what you do want to spend given your large budget you can go from worst to best.
    560Ti- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500196
    7850- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986
    7870- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605
    7950- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150588
    670- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782
    They will all be a great improvement from what you currently have and will work with you current PSU. You just need to decide how much you want to spend.
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  5. Sunius said:
    I'm pretty sure your graphics card can already run World of Wacraft at 60 fps in raid environment at that resolution at maximum settings with shadows, MSAA x8 and AF x16. Even if it cannot, it's due to CPU fault, not GPU. Upgrading graphics card would be a waste of money. Get a bigger monitor instead.

    I do agree with upgrading the monitor to something 1080 but I would also get a better GPU. I highly doubt his CPU is the fault since it's an i5-2500k OC to 4.5 GHz. I doubt his CPU can run it at those settings, if it were why would he want to upgrade it?
  6. I'm not entirely sure. But I know he should be able to run it at max with those specs.
  7. I'd agree might want to drop about $180 on a good 1080p monitor and the other $220 on a GPU.
  8. J_E_D_70 said:
    I'd agree might want to drop about $180 on a good 1080p monitor and the other $220 on a GPU.


    I agree with this, 7850 with a ~150ish$ monitor or a 560ti with a 180ish$ monitor would be the nice gaming experience balance.
  9. get the gtx 670 and you wont have any problem with wow on that res.
    its the best you can buy in that budget and you wont need to upgrade soon.
    goodluck:)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782
  10. get the gtx 670 and you wont have any problem with wow on that res.
    its the best you can buy in that budget and you wont need to upgrade soon.
    goodluck:)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782
  11. Based on that budget I'd probably go with the GTX 570. It performs about on par with 260's in SLI. Really nice card that should also future proof you for some time.
  12. Yes but that is so much overkill for the current monitor. If he doesn't want to upgrade his monitor then all of the cards from 560Ti to the 670 should run at the specs he wants. If he does upgrade the monitor then he can take advantage of the extra power from the better GPU. Just comes down to how much he wants to spend in total. If it were my money I'd go for a 7850 and then get a 24'' ASUS monitor for about $190 and although it is a bit over budget I think it's money well spent.

    I'd get one of these monitors (from lowest to highest price)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236175
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236117
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236112
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236102
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236153
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