After what feels like its planned obsolescence date of three and a half years, my laptop has stopped working and a computer repair guy has tentatively diagnosed the problem as being the graphics card (specifically that the card has a tendency to overheat). Given that it's cheaper to get a new laptop than replace the graphics card, I'm in the market for a new laptop. The problem is I never really understand graphics cards. I'm not looking for a top of the line system and I certainly can't afford that, but there are some games i like to play. Generally I try to pick a game I would like it to be able to play and figure out a card that's at least that good. I figured Rome 2 Total War would be a good example this time. ( Recommended Specs). Does anyone have a recommendation for a good graphics card? Particularly one that doesn't have heat problems?