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Basically I'm looking for a video card. But when looking for a card it suddenly hit me that my system may be so outdated that a new graphics card may not even help.

All of my system is in my sig rig. Basically I'm not even sure what graphics card I want to go with yet. I'm not a PC gamer but I play a lot of FPS games on my 360. Looking to get into some PC gaming. Some of the games I will probably be playing would be Bioshock infinite, BF3 and other first person shooters.

All I'm looking for is similar performance to my 360. I want to be able to play online without lagging to hell and having the screen be all jerky and crap. Right now I'm looking at a <$200 budget
(the cheaper the better honestly as I want to upgrade my HDD soon too.) I'm hoping all of this can go to a card or cards if that's the best way to go price:performance wise.
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post #2 of 12
You should be fine with your current components, grab a radeon hd 7850 and you should be golden smile.gif
 
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Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
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post #3 of 12
If you want to stick with AMD I would suggest this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202011

$105 after rebate

or this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102999

$185 after rebate

I've personally had the latter and ran BF3 like a champ. Your onboard gpu is pretty bad. Example with a HD4350:

HD7850
http://www.hwcompare.com/12139/radeon-hd-4350-vs-radeon-hd-7850/

HD7770
http://www.hwcompare.com/11985/radeon-hd-4350-vs-radeon-hd-7770/
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Awesome. Thanks for the recommendations guys. I was expecting everyone to just tell me my budget was unreasonable lol. Looks like I may be able to upgrade my HDD and video card when my check comes in biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 12
Sounds like a deal, and whenever I recommend this, I always say, in the future you can always upgrade your platform, something like a used z77 board and 2500k/3570k when haswell comes out because I am sure they will sell like hotcakes used. Or an amd side am3+ platform upgrade, although I think my first option is better because people will (stupidly in my opinion) practically give away their old platforms even if they are still good.
 
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Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
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post #6 of 12
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Yeah, I'm never opposed to buying used if it saves me a good deal of money. I'm not big enough into my PC to have to have the latest and greatest. I just want to get more into PC gaming and want to be able to play games with them looking decent and not like I'm trying to play Xbox love on a dial up connection if to know what I mean lol.
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Kingston Hyper X WD Green 2 TB samsung 830 SSD  Lite on ihas b 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
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Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
AudioAudioAudio
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K 4.2ghz 1.15v Asus Z97I-Plus EVGA GTX1070 ACX 3.0 HyperX 16gb 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
AudioAudioAudio
Fiio E10 Olympus Modmic 4.0 Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm Removable Cable Mod 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
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Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung QX410 Laptop 
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post #8 of 12
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Xbox live on a dial up connection if you know what I mean*

iPhone auto correct is atrocious. Can't wait for my S4 lol
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Kingston Hyper X WD Green 2 TB samsung 830 SSD  Lite on ihas b 
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lol, I was like, what?!
 
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i5 4690K 4.2ghz 1.15v Asus Z97I-Plus EVGA GTX1070 ACX 3.0 HyperX 16gb 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
AudioAudioAudio
Fiio E10 Olympus Modmic 4.0 Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm Removable Cable Mod 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
OSOther
Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung QX410 Laptop 
Keyboard
Which one? :P 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K 4.2ghz 1.15v Asus Z97I-Plus EVGA GTX1070 ACX 3.0 HyperX 16gb 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
AudioAudioAudio
Fiio E10 Olympus Modmic 4.0 Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm Removable Cable Mod 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
OSOther
Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung QX410 Laptop 
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post #10 of 12
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Next question, if I'm looking to save some money (read, "I'm a cheap ass trying to cover it up".) would it be ok to go with a cheaper 7850 or is the OC version worth it?

I'm liking the 78xx because it comes with bio shock infinite as well... If I had the extra dough I'd go with a 79xx so I could get crysis 3 as well lol. So I'm looking at buying new instead of used in this case because of the $60 game that comes with it or free that I want anyways which brings my effective price down $60. (Tomb raider is just a bonus that ill probably try and get tired of quickly.)
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i5 1500k Z77 Extreme 4 Sapphire R9 280 dual-x Corsair DDR3 1600 8 GB (2x4GB) 
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Kingston Hyper X WD Green 2 TB samsung 830 SSD  Lite on ihas b 
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h100i Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit LG UM65-p OCZ ZT 750 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston Hyper X WD Green 2 TB samsung 830 SSD  Lite on ihas b 
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h100i Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit LG UM65-p OCZ ZT 750 
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