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Upgrading GTX 460 $300 budget

I'm building a new computer and have everything but my HDD, OS and GPU.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: About 2 months from now.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. Mostly Skyrim, Vindictus, Borderlands 2, Prototype and assassin's Creed 3

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GTX 460 AND OCZ ZT 550W

CPU:i5-3570K

MOBO: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155

RAM: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: The cheapest you know of.


OVERCLOCKING: Not right now, but I'd like the option to.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: It needs to have good cooling.
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  1. with that resolution get 660ti, it should max most games out there. For lower price, get 7870. But 660ti is better choice with your budget and resolution :)
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    the best gpu is hd 7950 under 300$.it will maxout any games you throw at it for next 3 years at your resolution.so hd 7950 hands down

    see here - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-5.html
  3. smoats said:
    I'm building a new computer and have everything but my HDD, OS and GPU.

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: About 2 months from now.

    USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. Mostly Skyrim, Vindictus, Borderlands 2, Prototype and assassin's Creed 3

    CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GTX 460 AND OCZ ZT 550W

    CPU:i5-3570K

    MOBO: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155

    RAM: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: The cheapest you know of.


    OVERCLOCKING: Not right now, but I'd like the option to.

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: It needs to have good cooling.


    I would go 660ti honestly
  4. Hi. Maybe you might even consider next gen cards by the time you'll be purchasing one or at least purchase a current gen one for less. If you had a smaller budget at that resolution, you would probably be told to get the GTX 650 Ti or HD 7850. :lol:
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