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Graphics card choices for a gaming pc. Mid budget.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 17, 2012 9:12:12 PM

Hello forum. This is my first post here. so hi! :hello: 

My pc needs an upgrade and i'm stuck on which graphics card to get. I'll mostly be playing games, youtube, slight photo editing, splash enhanced movies, etc.

this is my pc:-

{Intel 3 GHz LGA 1155 Core i5-2320 Processor}
{ASUS P8H67-M LX Motherboard}
{G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL)}
{Iball Sprinter 600 psu}
{Cooler Master Elite 310 Cabinet (Blue)}
{2 hdds (1x120gb) (1x500gb)}
{Asus NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card}

I'm in India and the options are a bit limited here. I currently have a 1400 x 900 17" monitor, but i will change it next year. My current gup works, painfully :(  , but it did play crysis 2 on the lowest settings so it isn't all bad, but i want get something better that will last me for the next 4-5 yrs.
I was looking at these...

I would like to play heavily... but i could compromise if it at least run games at reasonable frames.
which would suggest? And would i need to change my PSU? Or is it even worth changing? Please help.

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a c 1312 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:21:56 PM

Never worth the wait since after March something new will be coming out.
a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:28:07 PM

The 7850 is a great value. I would go with that. Don't wait for new stuff as there will always be something new around the corner.
November 17, 2012 11:37:07 PM

lol with my budget at the moment, i really should be looking at the 550 ti, but i don't wan't to miss out on the much better cards on offer. Plus wen the new cards come out, current card prices will drop right?

But my current 520 is the real problem. I can't really play any good games and enjoy them at the moment.

Is their a low end solution? like maybe a low cost card better then the 520 to hold me until next year? that would really help!

@maestro is the his 7850 a good option? or should i just go with a cheaper 1gb sapphire?
a c 1312 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:49:33 PM

Even 550Ti is a massive upgrade from the GT520.
a c 117 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:56:03 PM

your options from best to least desirable:
MSI AMD R7850 Power Edition
HIS AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X
a b U Graphics card
November 18, 2012 12:12:32 AM

The 1Gb model doesn't seem that much slower in benchmarks, especially if you stay around 1080p. I had a 2GB version from MSI though. If you are limited by your budget, a 7770 is a good card too.
November 18, 2012 5:00:33 PM

rolli59 said:
Even 550Ti is a massive upgrade from the GT520.

lol yeah, I got scammed by the 2gb ram, didn't know anything about hardware back then...

is the 7770 a good card? I heard that it has a lot of issues that made it undesirable.

Also, does anyone know about my PSU? An Iball sprinter 600W. i can't find any reviews about it. It is quite popular here in India but I don't know if it would support the 7870 or the 7850.