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New Video Card For My Semi New System

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February 28, 2013 2:40:37 PM

So here is what I run now I built this system in 2010 on a $900 budget and it has been solid since.
My PC:
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX
CPU - AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition 3.4Ghz
RAM - G-Skill Ripjaw Series 4GB DDR3 1600 x4 (16GB)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5TB
GPU - XFX Radeon HD 4850
Display - ASUS MS238 23'' LED (Primary)
Display - VIZIO E-Series 60” Razor LED™ E601i-A3 (Secondary)

What I now need is a new video card the one I have no is still going strong for the insane $48 it cost me, I am so impressed with the card it was just excellent for the price.
I was able to handle Crysis 2 on 80% max settings and Skyrim maxed.
Now I'd love to keep this card and keep getting my $48 worth lol but its just to outdated and some new games won't even run.
What I am looking for is the best $100-150 card I can get that will run Crysis 3 at good settings, I am not a insane gamer and do not need the best but it needs to run smooth. I do prefer AMD but its not a must, thanks in advance!

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February 28, 2013 2:45:47 PM

For your budget, id get a 7850. it wont run crysis 3 on high settings, but its the best you can get for your budget.
February 28, 2013 7:37:57 PM

Ah thanks for the idea, any idea on what company I should go with? My current card is a XFX and they have quick and responsive techs for the few times I've delt with them. Should I go XFX again or is there a just a good cheaper alternative.
Also question why if the card has the same series number like the 7850 do I see different specs for different manufactorers?
March 1, 2013 3:49:34 AM

My budget is not dead set and after a little browsing I might swing the extra $100 and get the 7870. I really want to be-able to ride my new card til my system is obsolete and I do not expect that for another 3-4 years I hope. With that being said just wanting to run all new games a medium to good settings should I go with the 7850 or should I go 7870?
And again who is a good manufacturer to go with?