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November 5, 2012 6:49:32 AM

I am currently using GeForce 9500GT.

Looking to upgrade to a newer nvidia series this Month (Nov-2012)

I would like to seek advice on which nvidia graphics should I upgrade to?

Some info

Budget: 100- 250 USD

Usage for games like: Natural Selection 2, Borderlands 2, Team Fortress 2, Mass Effect 3

Power Supply: To be updated

Specs: i5 processor, 8GB RAM [To be updated]

Monitor resolution: 1280 x 1024

Overclocking: Yes (But I prefer to turn it off)


Hopefully this information is sufficient for help?

November 5, 2012 7:23:54 AM

if you have pci-e 2.0 motherboard then get a gtx 660ti if you can, if not get h77 based mother board first. like asrock H77 Pro4/MVP this is a pci-e 3.0 motherbaord. This wont overclock "That Much" and since you prefer to turn it off then it's not a problem I guess,.

Recommendation:
*get a 1080p monitor for better gaming experience
*look also in the amd side, like the Radeon HD 7870,.
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November 5, 2012 7:30:51 AM

Thanks for the help! I will keep that in mind. However, sadly 660Ti isn't within my budget.

I would definately get that in a heartbeat though :( 
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November 5, 2012 7:37:07 AM

stupidthi3f said:
Thanks for the help! I will keep that in mind. However, sadly 660Ti isn't within my budget.

I would definately get that in a heartbeat though :( 


Then it means get the HD 7870, it plays around 210 to 259 bucks online depending on the manufacturer, you cant go wrong with that card,.
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November 5, 2012 7:49:42 AM

Nice I'll keep that in mind! Thank you!

Hopefully I would get more recommendations
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November 5, 2012 8:11:53 AM

7870 has the best price/performance ratio for this generation and is a bit more future proof than what Nvidia offer at the same price range.
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November 5, 2012 8:27:49 AM

the standard 660 ( non ti ) would be a big upgrade over what you have now. more than enough to run everything at max settings at your current resolution although, if upgrading monitor to 1080, you might have to lower some settings in some games depending on the particular demands.

why do you think you need more ram ?....

other poster must have missed the "nvidia" card part of your post.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 5, 2012 8:50:34 AM

if u can afford 30$ more then this will be a good choice:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

review:- http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

or u can get this one:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

review:- http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/XFX-Double-...

both are good gpus at good price both are of well known companys u will be happy with it:) goodluck:) 

if u cant buy those gpus because of budget then buy the hd 7850 :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this is the best one out there its of sapphire which is well known manufacturer:) sapphire is known for good built and good price for performance:) 

i would say that add extra $30 and buy hd 7870 or gtx 660:) 

goodluck:) 
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November 11, 2012 11:00:38 PM

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