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May 23, 2014 12:39:14 PM

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=N82E168...

R7 265 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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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a c 168 À AMD
May 23, 2014 12:52:45 PM

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.
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May 23, 2014 12:53:51 PM

If you play online MMO type games, then you would benefit more from an upgrade in processor rather than an upgrade in GPU.
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a b À AMD
May 23, 2014 1:02:11 PM

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=N82E168...

I would not have a problem with refurbished cards direct from the original vendor.
Check EVGA bstock store for example.
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May 23, 2014 2:43:25 PM

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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a c 168 À AMD
May 23, 2014 3:28:28 PM

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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