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Need a cheap, low power replacement card for 8800 GTX

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Hi, my 8800 GTX finally died (or at least both ports did) after about 5-6 years of use. I guess this is good timing at least due to Black Friday deals. I don't keep up much with hardware at all so I was hoping you guys could help me as you did for my first build.

I no longer game much on my PC aside from the occasional WoW and Starcraft 2, so I don't need the latest, most expensive card. I need a card that will play WoW, Starcraft 2, and Diablo 3 at medium - high settings and also has no trouble playing large MKV files. Basically I want a card equal to or a little better than my old 8800 GTX, as cheap as can be and as low power as can be. I don't really have a budget; I can afford anything at all as long as you think its worth whatever extra cost is associated with it (more bang for buck, future proofing, etc).

Thanks for any help.
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I would say a 5770. They can be found very cheaply and are probably the best low-end card ever made. It will run cool and quietly, it has DX11, and probably uses even less power than your 8800. Not to mention it will have no difficulty with those games.
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Used 4850 for $50 bucks.
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