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Alas, I am tired of my 6950 making me sweat since it runs at 95C when playing any game that puts some "Load" on it, therefore It needs to be replaced.

My budget is exactly 266 euros for a graphics card. Now, I am skeptical with NVIDIA and I avoid them like plague since I've had a great experience with their amazing GeForce FX series.

So what I basically want is a card that fits the requirements of:
- Being not too loud
- Running not too hot (Below 70C preferably)
- Able to fit without compatibility issues in my pc.

Also, My whole machine is also AMD-based, you can view full details of my rig in my sig.

I would like to thank everyone who's willing to help me out on this one.
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post #2 of 8
For maximum performance for the cost you're probably best-off with an AMD 7 series. I would recommend whatever Twin Frozr MSi card is in your price range. Other good cards are the ASUS DC2, and the Gigabyte Windforce cards.
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

For maximum performance for the cost you're probably best-off with an AMD 7 series. I would recommend whatever Twin Frozr MSi card is in your price range. Other good cards are the ASUS DC2, and the Gigabyte Windforce cards.

Thanks, but which one should be a decent upgrade? Theres the 7850, 7870, 7870 XT, 7870 Boost... 7850 Ghz Edition, 7950.... *Mind Blown*
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post #4 of 8
HD 7950 is the best if you can fit in your budget. thumb.gif where do you buy from ? could you post the link to that site.
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post #5 of 8
Now you can probably find 7970 on sale for that price

Do it

post #6 of 8
Yeah if you can afford a 7970, go for it. If not, do a 7950
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[Crucial] M4 128GBx2 RAID 0 [WD] 2TB Black HDD [Corsair] SP120 (x7) [Corsair] AF140 (x1) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... [Corsair] CX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass [Razer] Deathadder Elite [Corsair] MM300 Extended (See audio in signature) 
Other
[Ikea] Tornliden Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
500GB M.2 SSD [WD] 2TB Black HDD [NZXT] AER RGB 120 (x7) [NZXT] AER RGB 140 (x1) 
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[Alphacool] NexXxos Monsta 240mm [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... 
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[Corsair] RM850i w/custom cables [Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass [Razer] Deathadder Elite [Corsair] MM300 Extended 
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post #7 of 8
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Thanks, I'll be getting 7950 then!
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axoris View Post

Thanks, I'll be getting 7950 then!

get a HD 7950 with a good cooler like sapphire dual x or his iceq x2 or gigabyte wf3 or msi tf3. stay away from ref HD 7950 cards. the cooler is loud and does not cool well.
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