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Please help me select a graphics card for new age gaming!

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November 6, 2013 10:44:17 PM

I am currently looking forward to the new ps4 and xbox one release; because, that means a lot more games with high res models and textures will be available for pc. Now I can't even run some 2013 games on max settings, so I want to upgrade my system with a graphics card or whatever it takes to run next gen games at best or close to best graphics. Below I will post my all pieces of my hardware via links to newegg.com

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (case)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (operating system)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (RAM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Motherboard)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ( Processor)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Graphics Card)
The rest is just power supply, so not relevant, neither is case or OS really.
Now I would prefer if possible to stay at the $200 dollar price range, but I'm willing to go over if that's what it takes. Please offer me some suggestions. Maybe I could link the graphics card I already own to another one, or something, idk. I'm willing to consider all valid options.
If I desperately need more ram or another piece of hardware, let me know! Thanks everyone!

November 6, 2013 10:59:29 PM

A better gpu is needed for max settings, a 7870 might be cheap if you can buy from newegg, and that card can go max settings on most games
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November 6, 2013 11:04:59 PM

well you cant sli with that board so new video card is your only choice. Unless you find a budget board that an sli, and your psu is powerful enough and another 560 which by the point it would be a wasted investment in my eyes. Try to wait and see if maybe you can get a 7950 on sale or maybe even a 760. I saw them drop as low as 200 but its quite rare, usually hover the 250 market.
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November 6, 2013 11:20:56 PM

I'd look for at least the 7870, a 7850 would get you close
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November 6, 2013 11:29:06 PM

I would skip the 7870 found a 7950 for 212 in about 5 minutes of looking
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November 6, 2013 11:33:40 PM

immortalpenguin9 said:
I would skip the 7870 found a 7950 for 212 in about 5 minutes of looking


yeah probably in christmas
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November 6, 2013 11:47:20 PM

Thanks for the info. Now I noticed that my current gpu is 2.0x16 and the newer models like the 7950 is 3.0x16. Will my motherboard support that/fit it?
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November 6, 2013 11:51:29 PM

2.0 and 3.0 pcie has been asked forever....
3.0 is compatible even with pcie 1.1
thats how irrelevant pcie 3.0 is
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November 6, 2013 11:52:31 PM

yes it will fit and run just fine...and to potpolima no it all depends on where you look, i can order it right now and have it tomorrow.
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November 6, 2013 11:54:28 PM

Okay, so do you guys think this will run the next generation video games at max settings?
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November 6, 2013 11:57:54 PM

i have a 7950 and love it. most games at max settings. far cry 3 i backed down to high but that's because i cant stand being under 60fps at anytime
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November 7, 2013 12:02:31 AM

this is all at 1080p btw. If your monitor resolution is lower you will obviously run faster.
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November 7, 2013 12:07:10 AM

My monitor resolution is 1920 x 1080. Do you think if I buy the Radeon 7950 it will keep up with the new games for the next gen systems coming out? I don't want to have to upgrade again during next gen game releases. I want to get close to max settings for new games like dragon age 3 and watch dogs or whatever new games coming out will be.
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November 7, 2013 12:25:22 AM

I would believe so...its still a very powerful card and remember max settings sometimes is things you will never even notice...and also remember games like far cry 3 and crisis 3 were both meant to push current gen tech to its limits.
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November 7, 2013 1:54:56 AM

By the way, which radeon hd 7950 are we talking about? There are a lot of different versions, which is best around 200 dollar range?
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November 7, 2013 3:27:22 AM

none
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November 7, 2013 5:14:57 AM

don't worry I pmed you where to find it
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