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What are my options for a current ok-decent graphics card?

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June 14, 2014 5:59:06 AM

Here's my computer spec, quite old and is in need of an overhaul really, but oh well.

AMD Phenom II X6 1055t Thuban 2.8ghz (just ordered it) otherwise it's AMD Phenom II X4 atm
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
8 GB Ram
ATI Radeon HD 4850 (my ol' faithful)
Windows 7
Corsair 670W

I'm actually eyeing at EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-0...

But not really sure if, my computer can handle it or would it be worth it with my somewhat old motherboard.

I've forgot to mention my budget range would probably be around $160 as doable
June 14, 2014 6:01:35 AM

Stay in AMD land and grab a Sapphire R7 265. Great value for the money.
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June 14, 2014 6:07:04 AM

From Tom's guide it's basically what I was eyeing at but in GeForce
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June 14, 2014 6:13:54 AM

Thats why i suggested it. Mainly due to your build being AMD. It is a great mid range card though and should integrate fairly well with your current setup. Check some reviews...
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June 14, 2014 6:23:54 AM

I did some price checking and it looks like the R7 265 is $10 more than the GTX 750TI. Does it matter that much for my rig to use the R7 over the other one ? I'm not up to date with the PC tech. So wouldn't know
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June 14, 2014 6:45:37 AM

tut_01 said:
I did some price checking and it looks like the R7 265 is $10 more than the GTX 750TI. Does it matter that much for my rig to use the R7 over the other one ? I'm not up to date with the PC tech. So wouldn't know


For $10 more I would definitely get the R7 265 as it does have a considerable edge over the 750ti

For a budget around 160 you might want to also look at an R9 270
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Very good card and can handle most games at high/ultra settings at 1080p
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June 14, 2014 7:07:52 AM

Aha, after I looked into a review comparing these 2 graphic cards it seems the R7 is better for gaming without overclocking, but eats more energy, whereas the other eats less energy, cooler, not as good for gaming. Ok I'm sold.
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