Looking for a new GPU

Hey there!

I'm looking for a new GPU for my system. Currently I have ASUS Radeon HD 6870 1 GB, haven't overclocked it.

My budget is around $320

Specs:

MoBo: GA-P55-USB3
CPU: core i5-760 2,8 GHz
PSU: BeQuiet 550W
RAM: 2x4GB 1333 MHz
Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B
Case: Fractal Design R3 Titanium

Usage: World of Warcraft, Battlefield 3, League of Legends and HD videos obviously.
Resolution when gaming: 1920x1080
Amount of monitors: 2
Overclocking: Maybe (I have never done it and never really given it any thought)
Crossfire / SLI: No
Other: Needs to fit into my care and preferably better than stock cooling :D

Thanks in advance!
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  1. i would suggest a msi R7950 or sapphire 7950 but with those cards i think that they will bottleneck your cpu

    EDIT:and you psu size is kinda small for those cards
  2. devilofdeaths said:
    i would suggest a msi R7950 or sapphire 7950 but with those cards i think that they will bottleneck your cpu

    EDIT:and you psu size is kinda small for those cards

    Well damn, I was not looking forward to buying new PSU or new mobo+CPU. :??:
  3. inffy said:
    Well damn, I was not looking forward to buying new PSU or new mobo+CPU. :??:

    ya sorry about that you can usually get an i3-2130 for ~$130 and a z77 motherboard for ~$100
  4. msi 7950 power edition is a very good choice
  5. mohit9206 said:
    msi 7950 power edition is a very good choice

    1.his psu can't handle it
    2.it will be bottlenecked with his cpu
  6. Don't make me laugh devilofdeaths. A 550w is enough.

    http://images.tweaktown.com/content/4/7/4783_42_amd_radeon_hd_7970_ghz_edition_3gb_video_card_review.png

    About bottlenecking, at stock 2.8ghz you might get alittle bottlenecking, nothing serious tho, just overclock your cpu alittle and you'll be good to go!


    As for brands, I recommend XFX, MSI, ASUS, SAPPHIRE, GIGABYTE.
    Tho the best coolers (quite and cool) are probobly Sapphire's Vapor-X, Msi's Twinfrozr, and Asus' Direct CU II.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121489
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

    By the way, these cards (7950) can reach about 40% higher speeds when overclocked! The most overclock friendly cards :)

    Hope I helped you.
  7. co0ldown said:
    Don't make me laugh devilofdeaths. A 550w is enough.

    http://images.tweaktown.com/content/4/7/4783_42_amd_radeon_hd_7970_ghz_edition_3gb_video_card_review.png

    About bottlenecking, at stock 2.8ghz you might get alittle bottlenecking, nothing serious tho, just overclock your cpu alittle and you'll be good to go!


    As for brands, I recommend XFX, MSI, ASUS, SAPPHIRE, GIGABYTE.
    Tho the best coolers (quite and cool) are probobly Sapphire's Vapor-X, Msi's Twinfrozr, and Asus' Direct CU II.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121489
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

    By the way, these cards (7950) can reach about 40% higher speeds when overclocked! The most overclock friendly cards :)

    Hope I helped you.

    we don't know how old the psu is he has a i5-760 for god's sake psu's degrade over time so instead of putting out 550w or power it could only be putting out 510w which will make that psu be overused and lose even more life
  8. Thanks alot co0ldown, that helped.

    Unfortunately none of the GPUs you linked are available at that price where I live (I live in Finland) Purchasing from Germany could be an option tho.
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