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Looking to upgrade Video Card under 300$

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December 10, 2013 11:25:21 AM

Hello, I built a computer a while ago and it has served me well so far. However, at this point I'm looking to upgrade the graphics card since it seems to be what is holding the computer back.

Here are the essentials in the machine so far:

Windows 7 Home Premium
1920x1080 display

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200
Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s

P8Z77-V LK motherboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler
Corsair CX750 750W power supply

i5 3570K 3.4 Ghz
8 Gb (4Gb x 2) G.Skill DDR3 1600Mhz memory
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit

I want to keep the upgrades under $300, but I'm not sure if I should get another 6870/50 or get a new card entirely.

Thanks in advance

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December 10, 2013 11:32:05 AM

get a gtx 760 2gb version (best option according to me) since you have 1 full hd monitor
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December 10, 2013 11:48:43 AM

A Nvidia GTX 760 or AMD 280X should fit the bill. The 280X costs a little more(right at $300 if you shop around) with a little more performance. Both are as fast or faster than 2x 6870 in crossfire. I'm not a big fan of crossfire on low end cards especially older low end cards. I don't think you will be as happy with the two 6870's in crossfire. Do yourself a favor and spend the $300 on a new single card. If you want to stretch a hair over $300 or watch for sales during the holidays you could pick up a GTX 770 (They can be had today for $330).
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December 10, 2013 2:08:56 PM

The 760 seems like a good buy, but would a 670 be better? The 670 seems to outperform and they are both about $250 for the EVGA version.
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