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Upgrading 9800GTX/9800GTX+, Budget $250

Hey, I have been recently every interested in buying a new graphics card for my PC but I've been afraid that I wouldn't choose the right one. I like very high resolution games like Battlefield 3/4, Crysis and a lot more but may current Nvidia 9800GTX/9800GTX+ has not been able to keep up with them.

The graphics card on my mind is the GTX 760 but I feel like it is too good and will just bottleneck my system.

Here is my specifications:
PSU: Antec Neo Eco 450w
CPU: i7 860 @ 2.80Ghz w/ Thermaltake cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte: P55-UD3R 1156 socket
RAM: 2 sticks of 8G RAM (16GB)
Hard Drive: One 500GB Western Digital Hard Drive, one 1TB Samsung Hard Drive

If I wanted to upgrade my GPU, what would be the best choice for me in your opinion and would you recommend upgrading anything else? Also I am on a tight budget so maybe GPU around
$100-$250.

Thank you.
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    Your system wont bottleneck if you get a high end GPU. Go with the 760. The card has a good price, and it's the best card you'll get with your budget.
  2. The 760 is a good choice and I don't believe you will have a bottleneck, you are running an i7, in which you could also overclock to give you more of a performance boost with it to alleviate any bottleneck, but I believe it will be fine and you will be able to play games at high settings.
  3. Thanks guys!
  4. Ugh ugh ugh! Your PSU! Before you buy the 760, you should get a new PSU. Your PSU doesn't have enough W to run the GPU!
  5. I must have typed it wrong. My PSU is a Antec NeoPower 550w
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