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Best budget graphics card for my machine?

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July 13, 2013 6:59:14 PM

Here are the specs of my machine:

-Asus M5A97 R2.0 - Motherboard
-AMD FX 6100 3.3GHz, 14MB Total Cache - Processor
-Corsair XMS3 DDR3 8GB(4GBx2) - Memory
-Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB - Hard Drive

My card finally bit the dust so I'm looking to spend $150-$200(CDN) on a new one and I'm hoping to get some recommendations on which route to go. Nvidia? Radeon? I'd appreciate some specific cards that would be good with my current hardware. I mainly play Blizzard titles (Diablo 3, Starcraft 2 etc.) but very recently started buying games on Steam as well. I'm in Canada so preferably from a site I won't have to pay an arm and a leg to get it shipped to me.

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I did quite a horrid job of proofreading this post as I totally missed the PSU and ended it with thanks for... idiot. Anyway I have a OCZ 600W power supply, and thanks for taking the time to read and reply, your suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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July 13, 2013 7:11:03 PM

power supply? monitor resolution? how many sticks of ram are you running?
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July 13, 2013 7:32:47 PM

For the types of games you say that you will be playing, a Radeon hd 7850 should be plenty powerful to run either game on max settings at 1080p.
As long as your power supply is 500 W or above, you should be good. :wahoo:  Good Luck!
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July 13, 2013 7:56:25 PM

Would agree a 7850 would give you what you need with the games you listed as long as your PSU can handle it.
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