Need help for a friend.

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He's buying a new graphics card for his PC, and neither of us are sure what would be the appropriate upgrade. Would anyone like to help?

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: H61H2-M2
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/11/11 16:29:39 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4002MB RAM
Page File: 2512MB used, 5491MB available
Windows Dir: C:\windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0102&SUBSYS_31901019&REV_09
Display Memory: 1696 MB
Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
Shared Memory: 1632 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: DELL E176FP
Monitor Id: DELA014
Native Mode: 1280 x 1024(p) (60.020Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32,igd10umd32
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2509 (English)
Driver Version: 8.15.10.2509
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/31/2011 12:53:18, 8312320 bytes
Also, he'd like to buy the card off of Newegg
Kalganized helps out a fair amount on the WoW GG&H subforum. I don't know if he still checks these forums though. If you have a WoW account then ask over there and you will definitely get some help. If not, then he has a really good thread regarding computer components that you can check out.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6293460070
Just about any card would be an upgrade for that system. I would recommend nothing less than a gtx 500 series or equivalent.

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