Upgrading Geforce 9500 GT, budget $100 to $150

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week.

BUDGET RANGE: $100 to $150 After Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming: Looking for a card that plays games on high settings. I don't mind having to dial down the settings a little bit on some games. I also watch streaming video like netflix.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1 GB DDR2 and PSU ANTEC|TP-650 650W RT

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CORE I5 750 2.66G, ASUS P7P55D P55 LGA1156, and 2Gx2|GSKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or just about any site. I live in US

PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: Probably not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 20 inch Dell widescreen.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am looking to improve my current video card
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500202

    weekend special only (gtx 460 $115 after rebate) great for your resolution and beyond
  2. I forget to mention that I also have dual screens. Its an older dell 19inch standard screen. Will that make a difference?
  3. Yes that makes a difference, with dual screens ups your resolution past 1080p.

    If your budget caps out at $150, than the aforementioned 460 is ur best bet, if you can go higher, I'de go for a 6870 or a 560.
  4. The dual screens does not up his resolution. I doubt he will be gaming simultaneously on both screens at once and for non-gaming purposes any card can handle two screens.
    That GTX 460 is a good deal but personally I would get this one for the same price(though $10 more after the rebates.)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391
    It is a better brand with much better cooling. It should also overclock very well if you are interested(it's pretty easy to do.)
    Another option is this HD6850;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150516
    Also $125 after rebate and promo code but it comes with Dirt 3 and Shogun 2. Even if you aren't interested in those games they can probably be Ebayed for about $20 each.
  5. I use the other monitor to surf the net or watch movies. I don't game on both monitors at the same time.
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