I have been looking at buying a new PC (mine is ~3 years old now with little scope for upgrade) and have been stuck on the GPU. I was initially looking at an R7 260x, but was wondering if something like a 7850 might be better for me. So far the specs of the PC I was looking at buying are:
I was planning on getting a prebuilt from PC Specialist (lazy I know) and have a case and stuff all sorted, I'll just use my current SSD/SSHD in the new build. I would prefer to use one of the cards they offer but I dont think putting my own in would be out of the question. The total with an R7 260x is ~£600.
If you don't need windows this is what i'd go for.
Solid build, used 8320 instead of 8350 as the price difference allows me to include a nonstock CPU cooler(the stock cooler on the 8320/50 is something I would not wish upon my enemies) and the only difference between the two CPU's is that the 8320 is 0.5 ghz slower at stock clock.
760 is a great card as mentioned above, this is the cheapest non stock cooled one but there's a similarly priced EVGA if that's what you prefer, the reference(stock) cooled cards are a bit louder and cool worse.