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What graphics card should I upgrade to? £250 budget

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November 9, 2013 7:08:56 AM

I would like to upgrade my graphics in preparation for the Xbox One and PS4's launch to play all games for the next few years on good graphics settings.

Here are my specs at the moment:

GPU: AMD 6850 1GB VRAM
CPU: FX 6300 3.5 GHZ
Power Supply: 750W
RAM: 8GB DDR3

I was thinking of the R9 280x which has released recently, because of it's huge VRAM and awesome price for the performance, what do you guys think?
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November 9, 2013 7:19:06 AM

well your CPU is FX6300 which is a good one. not the most powerful one but still good, at least enough to bottleneck the R9-280X completely. and for a 300$ price tag the card itself is also quite good.

but the main thing now is your PSU. what brand is it from and what model. if its a cheap generic one you might consider replacing the PSU too. regardless of the fact that its a 750W one.
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November 9, 2013 7:22:35 AM

Absolutely correct mate;) Grab the R9-280X (Preferably, Sapphire Toxic 280X)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£251.53 @ Dabs)
Total: £251.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 15:22 GMT+0000)

also. what is your power supply ??
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November 9, 2013 7:52:51 AM

IAMEXTREME said:
Absolutely correct mate;) Grab the R9-280X (Preferably, Sapphire Toxic 280X)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£251.53 @ Dabs)
Total: £251.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 15:22 GMT+0000)

also. what is your power supply ??

My power supply is decent, its 80 plus bronze and has been awesome for the past 2 years. :D 

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November 9, 2013 7:53:33 AM

thasan1 said:
well your CPU is FX6300 which is a good one. not the most powerful one but still good, at least enough to bottleneck the R9-280X completely. and for a 300$ price tag the card itself is also quite good.

but the main thing now is your PSU. what brand is it from and what model. if its a cheap generic one you might consider replacing the PSU too. regardless of the fact that its a 750W one.

It wont bottleneck it completely, but I would get better performance from an i5.

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November 9, 2013 7:58:15 AM

dragonmasa said:
IAMEXTREME said:
Absolutely correct mate;) Grab the R9-280X (Preferably, Sapphire Toxic 280X)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£251.53 @ Dabs)
Total: £251.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 15:22 GMT+0000)

also. what is your power supply ??

My power supply is decent, its 80 plus bronze and has been awesome for the past 2 years. :D 



Well then looks like you are ready to Rock :D  Have fun ;)  And don't forget to close the thread.
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November 9, 2013 8:13:28 AM

IAMEXTREME said:
dragonmasa said:
IAMEXTREME said:
Absolutely correct mate;) Grab the R9-280X (Preferably, Sapphire Toxic 280X)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£251.53 @ Dabs)
Total: £251.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 15:22 GMT+0000)

also. what is your power supply ??

My power supply is decent, its 80 plus bronze and has been awesome for the past 2 years. :D 



Well then looks like you are ready to Rock :D  Have fun ;)  And don't forget to close the thread.

Before I close this, what do you think of my CPU? Any bottlenecking?

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November 9, 2013 8:16:12 AM

dragonmasa said:
IAMEXTREME said:
dragonmasa said:
IAMEXTREME said:
Absolutely correct mate;) Grab the R9-280X (Preferably, Sapphire Toxic 280X)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£251.53 @ Dabs)
Total: £251.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 15:22 GMT+0000)

also. what is your power supply ??

My power supply is decent, its 80 plus bronze and has been awesome for the past 2 years. :D 



Well then looks like you are ready to Rock :D  Have fun ;)  And don't forget to close the thread.

Before I close this, what do you think of my CPU? Any bottlenecking?



no way! ;)  That's a perfect combo :) 
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