Upgrading gtx260 ~$350 budget

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

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

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: nividia gtx260 ozc 600w

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: I5 2500k 4.5ghz, z68 pro3 gen3 MB, 8GB ram

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, amazon.com

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


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 (only use single monitor)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am looking for a card that can run wow 60+ fps in 25 man raids on high to ultra settings.

I have been looking at cards like gtx 670 FTW, but that may be overkill for my gaming. I have also looked at the 560 ti 488. My big this is I don't want to waste money on a card that is overkill but I also don't want to have it the biggest bottleneck.

Any help would be great.
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  1. oops! i think you don't have much experience about BOTTLENECKING, so you've already got an excellent gaming CPU which mean that shouldn't be a problem for gaming the GPU, GTX 260 is now outdated and will waste your money, so if you intend to playing all the latest games with maximum setting then sure go with GTX 670 it is an amazing and decent option for gaming, if you want to stay lower get th HD 7850 this one is good deal.
    Don't think about bottlenecking with that cpu you might sli the 2 gtx 690 with 2500k.
  2. what moniter you have is it full HD or not?
  3. He gave that info it is 1024x768 and at that res you do not need a new video card at all I just went from 260 to 670 but the 260 played everything I played at 1920x1200 at at least medium and a few high settings... You really don't need a new video card for that res .. If you are getting new regardless go 7950 or 670 Both of these will server well for quite a while. even if/when you get a "real" monitor :P

  4. If you intend to stay using that screen a 560 non ti should be far more than enough.
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