Upgrading 9800 GTX+ $150-$240 budget

Hello everybody! I've been researching the last few weeks on the best upgrade for my system. I've also noticed my video card artifacting for the first time yesterday. I can't decide on what the best upgrade would be and would like some information. I want to upgrade my 9800 GTX+ to something more powerful. My budget is about $150-$230

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before May 15th, 2012

USAGE: Gaming - primarily Diablo 3 when it comes out

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Nvidia 9800 GTX+, 650W Corsair (I believe)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500 2.6Ghz

Motherboard - ASUStek Rampage Formula
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/Rampage_Formula/#overview

Memory - G.SKILL 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or cheaper

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

Really just looking for the best fit for my system. I probably won't overclock or SLI but wouldn't throw out the consideration. I also would like to know when I should start to consider upgrading other components in my setup? Thank you for your time! :)
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127545

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

    First card is a little cheaper. the Second should be faster, for a premium. Both will run Diablo 3 just dandy.
  2. kelthic said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127545

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

    First card is a little cheaper. the Second should be faster, for a premium. Both will run Diablo 3 just dandy.


    Thank you very much for the feedback!
  3. Or you could wait for the 7850, 250 dollars, I know it's just above your budget... but it'll be worth it.
  4. Ill sell you my 580 gtx with a danger den waterblock and stock cooling for 340 if you want. i want the new 680s
  5. exeedorbit said:
    Or you could wait for the 7850, 250 dollars, I know it's just above your budget... but it'll be worth it.


    When is this going to be released?
  6. burton88 said:
    Ill sell you my 580 gtx with a danger den waterblock and stock cooling for 340 if you want. i want the new 680s


    Hmmm.. I definitely want. Not sure if it's in my budget though :/
  7. yah if not its cool you can probably find a 570 around that price theres one on amazon for 239 which i believe is worth 240.
  8. 7850 is already out. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=hd7850&x=0&y=0

    Newegg has four of them in stock as of this posting a bit over your budget ($35-38 with shipping) but they are fast cards and don't suck up a lot of power.
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