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Upgrading Geforce Gts 250, $200 budget

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November 13, 2012 12:24:02 AM

Hello, I need help upgrading my graphic card since it's been 3 years and now I can't run most games on full settings because they will crash. I just need 1 card that would last me a few more years and best bang for the buck for my system spec. If it's better off buying a new pc than upgrading my card then let me know please.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next 2-3 weeks (preferably black friday/cyber monday)
BUDGET: around $100-$200. Don't want to spend too much since my pc is 3 years old
USAGE: Gaming
CURRENT GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB 16X PCI Express
POWER SUPPLY: 800 Watts Power Supplies (CyberPowerPC XF800S Performance ATX 2.0 Power - Quad SLI Ready)
CPU: AMD PhenomTII X4 965 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOBO: MSI 770-G45 AM3 770 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans
FAN: Asetek LCLC 120 Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
HDD: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
CASE: Apex Vortex 3620 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
MONITOR RES: 1920x1080

Thank you for your time :sol: 

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November 13, 2012 12:43:01 AM

stuheadfw said:
Hello, I need help upgrading my graphic card since it's been 3 years and now I can't run most games on full settings because they will crash. I just need 1 card that would last me a few more years and best bang for the buck for my system spec. If it's better off buying a new pc than upgrading my card then let me know please.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next 2-3 weeks (preferably black friday/cyber monday)
BUDGET: around $100-$200. Don't want to spend too much since my pc is 3 years old
USAGE: Gaming
CURRENT GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB 16X PCI Express
POWER SUPPLY: 800 Watts Power Supplies (CyberPowerPC XF800S Performance ATX 2.0 Power - Quad SLI Ready)
CPU: AMD PhenomTII X4 965 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOBO: MSI 770-G45 AM3 770 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans
FAN: Asetek LCLC 120 Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
HDD: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
CASE: Apex Vortex 3620 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
MONITOR RES: 1920x1080

Thank you for your time :sol: 


Radeon 7850 - $200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 177 U Graphics card
November 13, 2012 12:49:19 AM

+1 to 7850
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November 13, 2012 1:04:00 AM

Looks like a great card but seems like a lot of DOA. Is there another site I can get it from?
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a c 91 U Graphics card
November 13, 2012 1:23:07 AM

Buying it from another site won't make any sort of difference - what you need is a different manufacturer, as every site will have the same card if you buy that card.
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November 13, 2012 1:25:12 AM

Best answer selected by stuheadfw.
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November 13, 2012 1:25:39 AM

ok, Thanks all
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