Advice needed on upgrading my Graphics card

I have been looking around for a while now because i want to upgrade my graphics card, Basically i want to ask the same old newbie question but just specific to myself so i get a good answer, My question is: What is the best graphics card i can get for £120-£160 that would work with my system,

CPU: AMD Athlon ii x4 645 3100mhz 4 cores
Motherboard: GA-880GMA-UD2H
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-430CX (430w) Output: (+3.3V@20A, +5V@20A, +12V@28A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3A) <---- I have added these as from what i have read these values seem to be importnat as to what card i can get
RAM: 4 x Corsair 4gb DDR3 1333mhz
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5

Feel free to ask for anymore info, Also does the ram use much power really? It's the the PSU which is limiting me to what graphics card i get so could i free up some wattage my removing say 8gb RAM? seems as though i rarely use more than 6 anyway.
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  1. gtx750 normal one. . or ti version
  2. RAM doesnt use much power, a few watts at most nothing noticeable. As Stacks on Deck wrote a GTX 750 or 750 Ti would be a safe bet. You may be able to push it up to a 760 but that may be out of your price range
  3. a gtx750ti is not worth getting over the 6850.
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    the r7 265 beats the gtx 750ti. and overall the CX430 will handle that build with no problem with graphics card.
  5. Thanks for the replies, Would you guys say the GTX 750 is better than then the Radeon 6850? Just looking on some comparison sites and they it seems have some things better than each other, whats most important?

    Edit : sorry i took so long to type more replies came in! The r7 265 does look a better option, would the increase to 150w not be a problem? I just don't know what my limit is
  6. as i said the gtx 750 is not worth getting over the 6850. the r7 265 beats it and a very good price.
  7. 750ti is good vs 6850 . so i suggest get it
  8. a CX430 will handle the build with the card.
  9. I think the r7 265 is the one i'm going to go for, It's seems to score higher in every way other than slightly on the core speed and memory speed to the GTX 750, or are they so important? as long as i have the power it's all good.

    Also actually, is it worth the upgrade from 6850? I will notice a difference won't i? In FPS mostly i'm hoping.
  10. yes indeed it will. this build is around 270watts with graphics card.
  11. Thank you very much everyone, The r7 265 does look the best option but i will take this info and carry one looking about and doing comparisons. Thanks you ModernWarfare
  12. no problem :).
  13. What would you say is the best card i could get and run with an unlimited budget? On this system?
  14. clearly you cant because of the cpu. or else it will bottleneck.
  15. According to my motherboard spec i have PCI express 2.0 x16 slot and the r7 265 needs PCI 3.0 x16 in the specs, that will be problem for me won't it?
  16. no it wont. it will not effect performance whatsoever its compatible :).
  17. Ah ok happy days! :D

    Im looking at the r9 270x now, thats only 180w and still within my budget
  18. good luck with the gpu and happy gaming :)!
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