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Upgrading Geforce 9500 GT, $150 budget

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December 29, 2011 11:34:40 PM

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.

December 29, 2011 11:56:43 PM

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.
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December 30, 2011 12:02:59 AM

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?
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December 30, 2011 12:05:52 AM

Besides Tigersdirect and Newegg. Is there any other websites I should check out?
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December 30, 2011 12:12:18 AM

Those would be the best ones. There is also Mwave and Directron, if they are still around. I haven't shopped there in years.
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December 30, 2011 2:07:20 AM

his is cheaper and a good name brand
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December 30, 2011 2:09:07 AM

Is there much difference between the two, besides the price?
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December 30, 2011 2:10:35 AM

I should hit refresh before asking more questions :) 
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