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Upgrading my graphic card - need a suggestion

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November 7, 2013 7:38:07 AM

hello people
I want to upgrade my GPU in my old PC, and since im not an expert I want to ask for your suggestion.
my rig:
CPU - i7 - 920
motherboard - intel DX58SO
current GPU - GTX 285 2gb [gainward's]
power provider - I dont really remmember the model but its 650W
case - dont remmember the model either, but its Gigabyte's and it is big enough for every card.

im looking for a card that is around 200$ that can fit to my rig, can you please help?
thanks guys

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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2013 7:43:02 AM

7870XT

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Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $139.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 10:42 EST-0500)
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November 7, 2013 7:49:47 AM

thanks alot buddy, and i would like to have some more suggestions so i have few to pick :) 
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November 7, 2013 8:20:16 AM

alright, since its only 140$ and i have some more spare, can you suggest me a stronger card is possible? thanks again
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a c 197 U Graphics card
November 7, 2013 8:31:40 AM

And because I like to cause trouble and rock the boat. ;) 
The 7870Xt is a powerful piece of kit for the money but the single fan cooler is noisy and still struggles to keep the card cool, there have also been issues with this type of 'XT' card failing early.
So for those reasons I'm going to suggest either a HD7870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or the newer R9 270: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All three actually perform similarly overall: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/R9_270X_HAWK/, the 7870XT falls just a little behind the HD7950.
Obviously, the 7870XT has better price/performance but if you want something a little quieter and without the possibilities of early failure you'll have to look elsewhere.
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2013 6:34:45 PM

I haven't heard of any 7870XT failure.
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