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Upgrading My GPU

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 9, 2012 2:14:35 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: $200ish, but really less than that.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Recording gameplay, video/photo editing, everyday use

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GTX 560 SE(*** edition), SeaSonic X750 Gold

Cooler Master Elite 311
Cooler Master TX3
Crucial Ballistix 8GB @1333MHz
Western Digital Black 500GB
LG DVD thingy
Windows 7 Home 64 bit
As you can tell this was a budget gaming build.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, TigerDirect, us.ncix, etc.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Preferably an AMD card, or a new 600 series GPU from NVIDIA, Brands like ASUS, XFX, Sapphire, MSI, EVGA, Gigabyte


MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have 2 depending where I'm at, I have a 1920x1080 and a 1240x1040 or something like that(usually on the 1920x1080)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Run games coming out in the following years, MoH Warfighter, BF4, etc.

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a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2012 2:23:12 AM

Radeon 7850, probably, but it's not going to be a HUGE jump.

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a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2012 11:40:17 AM

^ +1 if you are going to stick with 1080p displays. Perhaps a 7870 which knocks the 660 out of the ballpark for a couple of dollars more than a 660.

This is probably the best 7870 out on the market :

It is quite a bit more than your budget, however the performace over the 660 is worth it.
October 10, 2012 12:00:32 AM

Is there a standard one that isn't factory OCed that's cheaper. I was looking at a 480?
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2012 5:22:55 AM

480 is a good card, but then again you are technically downgrading if you understand what I mean. You are going back a generation, which is sort of the opposite of what you should be doing. Sure its good at gaming, but it runs hot, and takes alot of power, and thats what newer cards are trying to mitigate! Otherwise we would all be on GTX 480s in like 4 way SLI lol.