Upgrading Geforce 9500 GT, $150 budget

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week.

BUDGET RANGE: $100 to $150 After Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming: I just bought SWTOR and would like to run it on the best settings possible within my budget. With my current card I have to turn the settings to low.

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: No preference. I live in US

PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: Probably not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Primary Monitor - 20 inch Dell widescreen. Second montior 19 inc 4:3. I use dual monitors, but only one when playing games.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I wouldn't mind a HDMI input, but not necessary.
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  1. I'd say a Radeon 6850 would be a pretty good candidate, you should be able to easily find one under $150. Keep your eye out for a 6870 though, you might be able to find one for $150 or so after a rebate. Your power supply should easily be able to handle either one of those cards.
  2. Should be easy to find a 6850 in that range, you might be able to find a 6870. GTX560 is probably on the wrong side of $150. GTX460?
  3. Besides Tigersdirect and Newegg. Is there any other websites I should check out?
  4. Those would be the best ones. There is also Mwave and Directron, if they are still around. I haven't shopped there in years.
  5. I think this would fit my needs. Its $145 after rebate. What do you think?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
  6. his is cheaper and a good name brand
  7. Is there much difference between the two, besides the price?
  8. I should hit refresh before asking more questions :)
  9. < $200 - 6870 .... looking here from lowest to highest, the 1st one I'd grab would be the XFX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=6870&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

    > $200 560 Ti (900Mhz) ..... looking here from lowest to highest, anyone is acceptable but I like the 7 phase VRM and cooler on the Asus
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006662&IsNodeId=1&Description=900MHz%20560%20Ti&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

    Here's why .....
    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17
  10. http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2216028

    see what they have to say or google it for reviews
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