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I have been away from computers for quite a while, this Black Friday I will be upgrading my GPU.

Now I only play the occasional HL2/Source game. I will be playing Diablo 3 when it comes out.

I dont mind paying up to $250 dollars. Either ATI/Nvidia it does not matter to me. Now do not tell me to upgrade my CPU/Mobo/Ram that will come secondary in the future after the new year. Let me know what would be the best bang for my money.

Also what Brands are best for either company nowadays?

Thanks for the help
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post #2 of 9
GTX 560ti

or

6950
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post #3 of 9
GTX 560ti or 6950

...sums it up nicely.

If you get a 560ti try to get a 2gb model.

I like MSI and their warranty myself.
Edited by Sean Webster - 10/26/11 at 8:32pm
post #4 of 9
As of now the best bang for $250 bucks would be a factory overclocked 560ti (specifically, MSI's Twin Frozr model). I imagine during Black Friday you could get something along the lines of a 570 for that much if you're lucky.

I don't have any particular brand loyalty, but EVGA is nice in the regard that they offer a lifetime warranty. MSI only offers a 3 year warranty but its cooler and heatsink design is much better than EVGA's existing HSF and shroud.

I've never owned any ATI cards, but from what I hear the 6950's and 6970's are really good as well in terms of bang for buck.
post #5 of 9
6950 would be perfect. You can play BF3 too then! The 560ti also seems to be a popular choice, non ti is also popular.
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^this. Asus, EVGA, MSI, are my preferred. I'm sure others would agree and add to this list as well.
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post #7 of 9
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Thanks, so it really looks like what I'm going to get is what ever is on sale that day. 6950/560ti

Whatever comes up, or if there is something better that day.

Thanks to everyone.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post
GTX 560ti

or

6950
Agreed, also look at ATI 5850 and 5870, or GTX 460.
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Look for EVGA and Asus, maybe MSI. Those are the leading companies in the market at the moment.
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