Not sure what video card to buy for upgrade

I got a dell XPS 8500 for about 200$ during the last black friday sales, and it was a good deal, but now I'm looking to upgrade video card. I've just never upgraded a video card before and I'm not sure how to go about finding the right video card. I run a single 1080p display and usually use the PC to play video games. I don't care about "max ultra" settings I just want to be able to play the newer games at a steady 60fps, and the current video card (a Radeon HD 7570) I think is the current bottleneck. It's got a 460w power supply and a 3.1GHz quadcore.
You can get the full "specs" here: http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/xps-8500/pd

I would rather not upgrade my PSU if possible, and my budget is somewhere around 200$
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  1. not bad for $200 at all, especially with an i7 also.

    what would be your budget?
  2. Take a look at the GTX 750Ti its around $125 and can run most games on high at 60fps with a possibility of turning things up to max. but for most modern games you'll need a GTX 760 to run most games on max settings at 60fps which is around $200-270:)
  3. unknownofprob said:
    not bad for $200 at all, especially with an i7 also.

    what would be your budget?


    I put that in the question, 200$ is really as high as I want to go.

    Anonymous said:
    Take a look at the GTX 750Ti its around $125 and can run most games on high at 60fps with a possibility of turning things up to max. but for most modern games you'll need a GTX 760 to run most games on max settings at 60fps which is around $200-270:)


    I'll look at the 750Ti, but I'm not worried about running games "on max" but currently many games barely make 60 on lowest possible settings because of the GPU choke ;(
  4. I am weary of your power supply, must pre-builts have cheap and nasty ones inbuilt.

    Look into this upgrade combination;

    Corsair CX 600; $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028&cm_re=corsair_cx_600-_-17-139-028-_-Product

    XFX Core Edition R7 265; Newegg for $139.99, you may be able to find so total is under $200?
  5. R9 270 is 189.99 plus tax on newegg canada so usually cheaper in the states, might be able to get a 270x
  6. The gtx 760-770 and r9 280-290 are definitely two that are considered the safe road if you want to make sure that upcoming games will be playable at 60 fps, takes watch dogs for example which is a very demanding game. But you can take one of the above mentioned ones and swap out the psu, video cards consume a lot of power. I believe that a gtx 660 and r9 270 (both cheaper) should be enough to play modern games, correct me if Im wrong guys,!
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