What graphics card should I get?

So I'm building my computer on a budget right now.

Current specs is as follow:

Windows 7 Ultimate
6Gb DDR2 Ram (can't change due to motherboard)
ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
HGST 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
630 PSU
Graphics card?

I'm just wondering what graphics card should I get . . .

The current graphics card i have now is a Palit GTS 250 which is old and runs games on low or medium

I have a few suggestions in mind like a 550 2gb or a 470 1gb or a Radeon equivalent. What do you guys think?

BUDGET: $100 - $160
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  1. A good card in that price range in the HD6850. I have a 6870 and it can play pretty much all games on high/ultra.
  2. Find the cheapest 6870 you can find and buy it. b52 is correct.
  3. redexx10 said:
    So I'm building my computer on a budget right now.

    Current specs is as follow:

    Windows 7 Ultimate
    6Gb DDR2 Ram (can't change due to motherboard)
    ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
    HGST 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    630 PSU
    Graphics card?

    I'm just wondering what graphics card should I get . . .

    The current graphics card i have now is a Palit GTS 250 which is old and runs games on low or medium

    I have a few suggestions in mind like a 550 2gb or a 470 1gb or a Radeon equivalent. What do you guys think?

    BUDGET: $100 - $160

    What is your monitor resolution?
  4. My resolution is 1650 x 1050
  5. The 6870 or maybe a 6850 if there are no 6870's cheap enough would be a perfect choice. The rest of your computer looks fine; I have the same motherboard and processor as you on one of my computers. Did you get them as a bundle?
  6. redexx10 said:
    My resolution is 1650 x 1050

    Maybe you mean 1680x1050. At this resolution, Even a GT440 will be excellent. However it is a cheaper card & falls below your budget. It can be had for as low as $60. Cheap as it maybe, but it is the best graphics card for the money at 1680x1050:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-2.html

    6870 is good if you plan on upgrading your monitor to a full HD or 1920x1080.
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