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Updating Graphics Card looking for suggestions under $200

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August 7, 2013 10:01:20 AM

Hi everyone,
I am looking to purchase a budget friendly Graphics Card with a minimum of 1gb of memory though would prefer 2gb. The purchase will be by the end of August and I am looking to keep the total price below $200.

Usage will be mostly for general computer use with some gaming such as Star Wars Old Republic, some first person shooters, and RPG type games.

Current GPU and PS:
2X EVGA 8600 GTS 512 MB, 128 bit Gddr3, core clock 675MHz, Cuda cores 32, effective Memory clock 2000MHz. Thermaltake 750W PS.
Other Relevant System specs:
MSI 970A-C46 AM3+ CF/SLI Supported MB,
AMD FX 8150 8core 3.87GHz
8gb DDR3 Ram
Crucial 256Gb SSD HD
Windows Experience 6.5
Processor 7.6, Memory (ram) 7.7, Graphics 6.5, Gaming Graphics 6.5, Primary Hard Disk 7.4

I generally use newegg.com, and am Familiar with GeForce cards
Overclocking; Maybe SLI/CF; Maybe

I have a couple of ideas and will post links
EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GV-N650OC-2GI GeForce GTX 650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI N650ti-2GD5/OC BE GeForce GTX 650 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am also open to other suggestions and also to Radeon

Thanks for any help provided
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August 7, 2013 10:51:31 AM

The 7870 is much more powerful than the 650ti and edges out the 660 in many games (they're about even). Here's one for $170 (after rebate):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 7, 2013 11:22:08 AM

Jaxem said:
The 7870 is much more powerful than the 650ti and edges out the 660 in many games (they're about even). Here's one for $170 (after rebate):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


on this radeon it says 500w PS needed, I am pretty sure it doesn't take that much by itself but considering the other hardware I have not to mention multiple fans will my 750w PS be sufficient?
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August 7, 2013 11:25:02 AM

JJhoover said:
Jaxem said:
The 7870 is much more powerful than the 650ti and edges out the 660 in many games (they're about even). Here's one for $170 (after rebate):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


on this radeon it says 500w PS needed, I am pretty sure it doesn't take that much by itself but considering the other hardware I have not to mention multiple fans will my 750w PS be sufficient?


The power requirement they put on those product pages is the recommended wattage for the entire system with that card. And yes a 750 psu will be sufficient.
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