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I am looking to upgrade my graphics card here in the near future. Currently I am running a EVGA 9500GT 1GB and it just isn't cutting it anymore. I want to find the best GPU from NVIDIA for under $200 either new or used. I don't really play that many demanding games so I don't see a need to go out and spend $200 plus on a video card, maybe later but not anytime soon. Also, I am willing to overclock whatever GPU I purchase so keep that in mind. Also, if a certain brand of the same card is better please recommend the better brand. Thanks in advance!
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Look arround for something like a GTX580 3GB or a 660/660ti in the marketplace smile.gif
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You should be able to get a 580 if you look around enough. I would get one with a aftermarket cooler as well to keep temps and noise down. Amd wise maybe a 7950? If so that would be better assuming they are going to fix the frame latency issues.

Brand wise I have only owned 2. Evga and what I have now a Galaxy. I never heard of galaxy before but I bought this thing almost 3 years ago and have folded on it 24/7 just about unless gaming and its fine.
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Which would be better between those? I am willing to spend just a little extra if the performance is worth it.
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Without too much knowledge between the two the 7950 is a bit faster. I would not spend too much more money on one. I would go with 580 unless you can find a 7950 very close in price.
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