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Geforce GTS 250 upgrade

Okay, I've got a GTS 250 512mb. It works great but doesn't support DX11. I want to upgrade to another card with DX11 support. I've got a 19inch monitor and run my games at 1280x1024 so I don't kneed anything too powerful. I'm just looking for something that will give me a similar level of performance as the 250.
My specs are as follows:
-cpu: AMD Phenom IIx4 955 3.2 GHz
-mobo: Asus MUA77TD Pro
-ram: 4GB DDR3
-psu: 550w

Any advice is much appreciated, thanks.
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    A GTS450 would be a comparable performing card with DX11. for about $100.

    However, If your interest is gaming, even at your resolution, I would jump several levels of performance, or you may be dissatisfied.

    Consider a GTX550ti for about $130, or even a GTX560ti for about $200.

    You should be able to get $40-$50 for your old GTS250.
  2. Remember that if you run games on dx11 framerate will be lower than dx10. So if you get a similar performing card for dx11, you will actually see a performance decrease.

    For $150 i suggest the GTX460 since it outperforms the 550ti for about the same price.

    What is your price range?
  3. Thanx for the advice (geo and xd), my price range is about $200 so your suggestions fit right into that category :)
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  5. A GTS 450 is a terrible choice. You'll get almost the exact same frame rates as a GTS 250 and be out of $100.
  6. If you don't want to spend much, pick up this $82 GTX 460 768MB: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3583262

    If you do want to spend a bunch, get a GTX 560Ti for $200. It's your call. But the GTS 450's pretty much a sidegrade, not an upgrade.

    If you have $200, you'll end up happiest spending $120 on a 22"/21.5" monitor and $80 on a GTX 460 768MB.

    Then overclock that graphics card to really get your money's worth. That'll be quick and easy with MSI Afterburner/Kombustor. PM me if you want to start a thread on graphics overclocking and I'll walk you through it. It'll only take 30 minutes if you know what you're doing for a 20% performance bump--and 2 hours if you don't know what you're doing.
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