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Medium/Budget PC looking to upgrade to a high-end graphics card (+ opinion on current Setup)

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July 1, 2014 8:24:48 AM

Hi there, I'm not here to gloat or show off my computer because it's nothing special I would just wish to know my computers capabilities and how does it stack up to other computers, I had a limited budget and where I live components aren't that cheap, so if I could get your opinions on my current setup and suggestions for a graphics card in the 250-350 USD range that would be great!

Current Setup
AsRock 960GC Motherboard
8GB of Kingston Hyper BluX RAM 1600Mhz (1 DIM)
AMD FX-6350 3,9Ghz CPU
Artic Alpine 64-Plus Custom Cooler
Corsair CX500 500W PSU 80 Plus Bronze Certified
Sapphire Radeon R7 260x 2GB OC GPU
Hitachi 7200RPM 1TB HDD(for Windows and Games)
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB (for pictures, videos, games etc.)
Coolermaster K350 case
1x 120mm outtake Thermaltake Fan
1x 120mm intake Coolermaster Fan
1x 120mm outtake Artic F12 pro Fan

Peripherals

Logitech G103 Keyboard
Gamdias Hades GMS7001 Mouse
Razer Sphex Mousepad

Monitor is an
Acer V223HQ 21.5 LCD VGA display @ 1920x1080

OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit

Games:
Battlefield 4 DirectX 11 @1920x1080, Medium (lowest is 39]fps, usual is 55-60fps, best is 70fps)
Battlefield 4 Mantle @1920x1080 High (lowest is 50fps,usual is 60-65fps, best is 70fps)
Battlefield 3 Direct X11 @1980x1080p High (lowest is 45fps, usual is 60fps Vsync)
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition @1920x1080p max (lowest is 55fps, usual is 60fps cap)
Watch Dogs @1920x1080p low/medium (lowest is 20fps, usual is 30-40fps)(crap optimization)
Skyrim @1920x1080p ultra/max (lowest is 40fps, usual is 60fps Vsync)
Some Pictures


It would be awesome if you could leave a rating and suggest a good graphics card!



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July 1, 2014 8:32:17 AM

TheRuss said:
Andrew Buck said:
An R9 280X would work great in BF4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was planning to buy that graphics card but would it fit in my case?


Yes, it should, but it is a little bit longer and may make your case a little bit tighter. You may need to upgrade that PSU down the road as well.
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July 1, 2014 8:56:48 AM

The R9 280X is the best option for $250-$300.
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July 1, 2014 9:01:07 AM

Andrew Buck said:
TheRuss said:
Andrew Buck said:
An R9 280X would work great in BF4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was planning to buy that graphics card but would it fit in my case?


Yes, it should, but it is a little bit longer and may make your case a little bit tighter. You may need to upgrade that PSU down the road as well.


filippi said:
If you intend to keep your psu GTX760 is a great option for $225.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($224.59 @ Newegg)
Total: $224.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


The GTX760 isn't quite what I'm looking for, I'm looking for something more powerful, thanks for the suggestion!

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July 1, 2014 9:09:32 AM

GTX 760 is good for Watch Dogs 1920x1080 TXAA 4X. For something more powerful you should upgrade PSU as well.
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