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Want to upgrade my graphic cards!

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November 22, 2012 7:39:45 PM

I've been using a GT9600 Geforce for the last seven years and now I have money to buy a new one (finally). Unfortunately, I have no idea how to deduce which is better than the other yadada.

I've only been looking around and it's just getting me nowhere. For now, I only play League of Legends, Starcraft 2, and Guild Wars 2. I would like to play these at high or max settings without dips before the 24~ FPS mark. I have a budget up to $200 dollars but if I can get the results for $100-150, that would be awesome.

I don't know the noticeable aspects of a 2GB Video Card versus 1 GB Video Card. So, anyway, these are what I have picked out so far. Any other recommendations are absolutely okay.

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

http://www.microcenter.com/product/385422/R77702PMD1GD5...

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

I have been looking at some variations of the GTX 650 that are priced around $120ish mark but wouldn't know if the cheapness of it is worth the trade off from the whatever positives are gained from cards $150+.

tl;dr I have a budget of $200. I would like for the upgrade to last (3-4 years) like the GT 9600. I want to play games at least on High settings without a hiccup.

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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 7:59:07 PM

Your best off getting a 7850 or GTX 660
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a c 109 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 7:59:20 PM

What's your cpu and psu (brand and wattage)?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 8:03:06 PM

+1 to above questions also what is your monitor res ?
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November 22, 2012 9:59:02 PM

i5 2500k Sandy Bridge and Corsair Professional Series 750 watt
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November 22, 2012 10:22:41 PM

Would there be any reason for a Radeon GPU to not work with my Motherboard if I went that route?
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a c 109 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 10:28:40 PM

No problem whatsoever.
Any nvidia or amd card pci-e 3.0/2.0 is compatible with your board.
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a c 112 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 10:39:43 PM

Black Friday deals are about to start. be ready :) 
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November 22, 2012 10:41:03 PM

Alright, thanks, I'll be going with the Sapphire. A bit too many negative reviews on the Gigabyte one.

Owaitwait. What should I be looking out for in Black Friday Sales that could compete with the Sapphire thingy?
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a c 112 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 10:46:43 PM

Its anyone guess what will come on sale with Black Friday, its almost always limited numbers(so buying quick is a good idea.).

I know I will be keeping an eye out for some good deals.

Best case, The card you want may be on sale for less.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 10:48:31 PM

Lookout for 7850/7870 from asus, sapphire, xfx and msi.
I dont know how will be the prices, see the best deal from those brands either with the 7850 model or the 7870 one.
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November 22, 2012 10:49:51 PM

Hm.. True, true. Is there any specific cards that are similar to Sapphire Radeon's thing or should I just be looking out for anything that is 2GB GDDR5/256bit/WhateverelseIdon'tknow?

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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 10:50:55 PM

WAIT FOR BLACK FRIDAY YIPEE. OWAIT I DON'T LIVE IN 'MERICA LOL.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 10:51:30 PM

From nvidia part there is the 660 ti gtx but i dont think they will reach the 200$
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