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Looking to upgrade my GeForce GT 520; budget of $150

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August 21, 2013 2:02:59 PM

My graphics card is extremely out of date, but I'm not very hardware-savvy. It'll be used mostly for gaming, so what should I upgrade to with a budget of $150 (after rebate)? Here're my specs:

Model: ASUS Desktop CM6870 Series
Processor: Intel Quad Core i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10 GHz
RAM: 12.0 GB
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
PSU: Not entirely sure how to check, but I found a sticker on the case that states the model and also reads "Rating: 115/220-230V~, 7/4A, 60/50Hz"

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August 21, 2013 2:17:38 PM

AMD Radeon 7790 is a cheap option. But I would go for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. It's $165 and is a much better option than the 7790

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August 21, 2013 2:35:26 PM

Well, it appears that the power supply is 350W. The geforce gtx 650ti is great bang for your buck option. You can find some that are on sale for $150 or even a little less.

This is a great option here:

EDIT: There are a few other cards that retail for $130 w/out rebates. You could also try for one of those and you'll end up with a total <$150 after shipping and taxes. I just chose EVGA because it is a very reputable brand.

Other options include: