Need help deciding on a GPU

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: today/tommorrow BUDGET RANGE: $150-290 USD

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: casual gamer, FPS BF3/CSS:GO/ and some D3

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Just sold off my 5770 in an old CPU rig, i have a Seasonic 750m-GOLD PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5-k, Z68 ASRock Xtreme3/Gen3, 2x4GB g.skill sniper 1.25v DDR3 1600

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, eBay (new cards)

PARTS PREFERENCES: i like Lifetime warranties... so EVGA, or XFX

OVERCLOCKING: not afraid to, the 5770 went from 850 to 960MHz pretty easy

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe, motherboard allows it, but i don't think Xfire/SLI is necessary with how powerful cards are getting.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 20" LCD, will be going to 1080p so after this.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I really don't think i need the power of a 7850... i was thinking along the lines of 560Ti, or 6870/6950

i have ZERO problems with heat/power consumption so those arguments aren't any concern to me, i just like to game with 45+ fps, I never worry about eye candy just as long everything runs good and clean. medium to high settings is dandy.

another note is i've always bought a generation late (i bought the 5770 when the 6850/70's came out @ the end of 2010 so again, what ever i end up with will be a major upgrade!

THANKS!
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  1. Go with the GTX 560 ti; great, mature drivers with good overclocking capability and it's also smaller than the AMD counterparts.
  2. Hi, if you are not concerned with heat, why not get a 6770 or 5770 and crossfire? And before all the micro-stutter rants begin remember you only hear about the people who have a problem, not the rest of us.

    I waited for a ASUS 5770 from New egg and got it for $69. they seem to get them in sporadically, and after replacing the TIM (it was a poorly applied recondition cooler) the card runs cooler than my HD5750. And I have no trouble playing at 1920x1200 so you would be laughing.


    OR

    you can get a HD6950 at New egg .com for only $199 after rebate.

    XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150549

    Have fun!!
    Fungi

    Sorry just read OP sold his 5770... my bad.
  3. Radeon 7850 fits right into your price range and with your PSU you will have no issues OCing or upgrading to CFX in the future.
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