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Upgrading from HD 4850 256-bit DDR3. budget $160 after rebate

Hi Everyone,
Hope you'll be able to assist me:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: $160 After Rebates
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Witcher 3, GTA5, DA:I.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Radeon 4850 and Generic PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Phenom X4 965 Black Edition and ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO.

I'm willing to spend around $60 to upgrade the PSU if need be. I'm sure I may experience some bottle necking using an older CPU/MB, but my thought is to save up and upgrade those later. I just saw this go on sale and am willing to pull the trigger.

Thank you everyone in advance for any assistance you can lend me.
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    Here is a suggestion, The xfx 280 is factory oc'ed and a good price, the PSU you have now only has 1 6pin pcie connector and is of really low quality so you will need to replace it as well to run the 280.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n3WpmG
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n3WpmG/by_merchant/

    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $204.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-21 06:31 EDT-0400
  2. Many thanks for your help disturbed!
  3. Personally I would go with this card, or an evga with more vram

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3v6TMp

    Best of luck
    -Skylord
  4. Your welcome, not too sure what skylord is talking about
  5. Vram is the ram is called in a video/graphics card
  6. skylord_ said:
    Vram is the ram is called in a video/graphics card


    Yes I know what vram is, but I don't understand how you think the 750ti's 2gb is bigger then the 280's 3gb or how they are comparable?
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