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Which one is the best bang for the buck??

My specifications on my PC
Motherboard - GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H
Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black edition (3.4ghz)
RAM - 2x 4gb(8gb) DDR3 PNY 1333mhz
Power Supply - 520watt
Graphics Card - AMD Radeon HD R6670 XFX Core Edition 2gb DDR3

Im wanting to upgrade my graphics card on my PC, I have a HD 6670 2gb card now that is pretty good. I play games like Skyrim, Diablo 3, Dark Souls, Tera Online, DayZ and other games like them.
Ive been looking at cards and im thinking about getting a R7 260x or a R7 265. the R7 265 is around 50$ more but its better, and im on kinda a budget of 130$ Didn't know if the R7 265 was worth 50$ more or if i should settle for the R7 260x

R7 260x - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202081&cm_re=SAPPHIRE_100366-2L_Radeon_R7_260X_2GB-_-14-202-081-_-Product

R7 265 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202096&cm_re=Sapphire_Radeon_R7_265-_-14-202-096-_-Product


Also i've seen some refurbished cards, are those worth looking at or am i better paying full price for a brand new one?

Thank you :)
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  1. It all depends what $50 is worth to YOU. To me, it would be worth it. But not everyone has the same financial situation. A lot will depend on the resolution of your monitor. ??
    And do you OC your processor?

    Refurbished can mean several things. It can simply mean a card someone sent back that they couldn't get working because they weren't bright enough to figure out. It could mean it had a defective component that was replaced by an authorized repair shop. It could mean a card that was sent back that didn't work for the owner, but worked when tested at the retailer; so they boxed it back up for resale.
    Sometimes buying used from ebay from a seller with high feedback scores, lots of sales, and a return window is better than refurbished.
  2. If you play online MMO type games, then you would benefit more from an upgrade in processor rather than an upgrade in GPU.
  3. I never regret paying more for something good.
    Often I regret buying something lesser based on price.
    In this case, I suggest choosing the R9-265.

    But... why not consider a GTX750ti for $130 which performs similarly and takes less power:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487025

    I would not have a problem with refurbished cards direct from the original vendor.
    Check EVGA bstock store for example.
  4. clutchc said:
    It all depends what $50 is worth to YOU. To me, it would be worth it. But not everyone has the same financial situation. A lot will depend on the resolution of your monitor. ??
    And do you OC your processor?

    Refurbished can mean several things. It can simply mean a card someone sent back that they couldn't get working because they weren't bright enough to figure out. It could mean it had a defective component that was replaced by an authorized repair shop. It could mean a card that was sent back that didn't work for the owner, but worked when tested at the retailer; so they boxed it back up for resale.
    Sometimes buying used from ebay from a seller with high feedback scores, lots of sales, and a return window is better than refurbished.


    My monitor is in 1920 x 1080 and nope i have it at stock
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    DefectedSOul said:
    clutchc said:
    It all depends what $50 is worth to YOU. To me, it would be worth it. But not everyone has the same financial situation. A lot will depend on the resolution of your monitor. ??
    And do you OC your processor?

    Refurbished can mean several things. It can simply mean a card someone sent back that they couldn't get working because they weren't bright enough to figure out. It could mean it had a defective component that was replaced by an authorized repair shop. It could mean a card that was sent back that didn't work for the owner, but worked when tested at the retailer; so they boxed it back up for resale.
    Sometimes buying used from ebay from a seller with high feedback scores, lots of sales, and a return window is better than refurbished.


    My monitor is in 1920 x 1080 and nope i have it at stock


    Then you better go for the fastest of the two. At 1080p you are going to need more than the R7-260X for smooth gaming with today's AAA games. I was able to play Crysis 3 @ 1080p with (mostly) medium settings using a PhIIX4 965BE @ 4GHZ and a GTX 750 Ti OC card. And the R7-265 is a bit faster than the 750 Ti.
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