My current gaming rig:
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91
Mobo: EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Processor 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Bloomfield
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1 GB DDR5
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5” 2 x 256GB SATA III MLC
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case
Monitor: Dell SP2309W 23-Inch LCD Widescreen Monitor 2048 x 1152
I made a few upgrade in my gaming pc (2009 built) recently [ssd+ram], and now I was thinking of upgrading my gpu as well. I need an advice on what to buy (bang for your buck+ 3-4 years future proof upgrade). My budget is 200$-300$. I'm not a hardcore gamer but I wanna start playing games with good graphics.
Also, I might upgrade my mobo and cpu soon although I've never had any problems since I bought this in 2009. I was thinking about a mobo+cpu that can still utilize my current ram like the z87 mobo I'm not sure.
If you can afford the GTX 770 that is a more powerful card than the other two though it's slightly above your price range at about $330. If you don't want to spend that much, the GTX 760 is a solid card and is probably your best bet. It's just a faster card than the R9 270x and fits perfectly with in your budget at about $250.
I have an R9 270x 4GB and it works great. I noticed that some people had problems with the MSI card being recognized by their system, but no one seemed to have any issues with the Sapphire card. The Sapphire one is a few bucks extra but I figured it was worth it, and I love the card.