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As stated already, look for the single best card you can afford.

The GTX570's are excellent cards, otherwise consider the ATI equivalent. You can get the 570's for just over 300 dollars online in Canada. I only had a look at one online shop that is selling the EVGA GTX570 SC for 314.97.

The 480's are good cards, but before bying one of those secondhand, I would rather take a new GTX560ti.
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i found a used PNY GTX 480 1536MB for 200 how does that measure up against the 6950 or 560ti
it eats them alive
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i found a used PNY GTX 480 1536MB for 200 how does that measure up against the 6950 or 560ti
The used GTX 480 is definitely better than a new 560ti. It depends on the condition of the card and the price. If you can get a good deal on one for $200, do it! My second choice for bang for the buck would be a 560ti.

With that said, you DO NOT need anything even close to this powerful for WoW. WoW is much more CPU intensive than GPU and it only uses about 2 cores at most. I just came off a ATI 5850 and WoW only ever used about 30-40% as maximum settings. If budget is a concern, you could go with a GTX 460 or lower even.

Don't plan to get a second GPU some day for SLI because by that time, you will want something newer. Just get the best single card you can afford that will run the games you want well.

Cheers.
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