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CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k
Board: MSI P67A-G43
RAM: 16gigs DDR3 1600
GPU: 8800 GTS 512

Here is my current system. I've had this graphics card for quite awhile and now I'm having trouble running some games even with low settings, so I think it's time for an upgrade.

What graphics card would be a good upgrade? The cheaper the better biggrin.gif. I'd like to be able to run games like Witcher 2 and newer games with at least medium settings smoothly. Also being able to play games like World of Warcraft, Sims 3, and Skyrim with max settings would be nice.

Thanks for any help!
Edited by Wolf404 - 1/24/13 at 2:13pm
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HD 7950 or 7870
     
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What resolution are you running and what budget do you have?
Are you stuck with Nvidia, or would you consider AMD as well?
    
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post

What resolution are you running and what budget do you have?
Are you stuck with Nvidia, or would you consider AMD as well?

I'm at 1920 x 1200 resolution on two monitors. I can probably spend around $200 max on it, maybe a little more if there is a good deal. I'm find with any brand, I'll go with whatever works well. I've just had problems with ATI in the past so I've been sticking with nvidia for awhile now.
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For 240 you can get a 7870, and for 200 you get a 7850, both very capable cards and will let you run most games on ultra, might need to turn down settings a tiny bit for Skyrim though
     
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the $40 is worth it, you will not have many problems in skyrim if any
     
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Awesome, thanks. I'll take a look at that one. What Nvidia cards would be comparable to that one? I'd like to check out the competition also.
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660Ti for the 7870 and 660 for the 7850 I believe.
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GTX670 is the only competitor, Nvidea cars are more spaced out so less cards for a certain money point
     
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Good upgrade for 8800 GTS 512?

Well, you can follow my upgrade path, because I used to have that card...

8800GTS 512 (great card) > GTX 280 (not-so-great) > GTX 295 (great card) > GTX 480 (got in return for RMA'd GTX 295) > GTX 480 SLI (too hot and noisy) > GTX 670 (awesome card)

...or you can just skip to the GTX 670, which is what I would do.
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