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post #1 of 8
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It's been about 18 months since I've had to shop for a video card, but now I'm putting my wife's gaming rig together and I can't seem to decide what to upgrade, but there are some stipulations.

You can look at what is in my rig in my signature to see what I'm working with.

The biggest deal to me is price. I cannot spend over $160 and that includes shipping.

The other factor is performance. I would like something that will out perform my current GTX 560 (NOT Ti) for the above price. This should be easy to accomplish because the 560 is pretty old.

I will also be removing 8GB of the 16GB of RAM from my machine to put into my wife's rig. This pretty much doesn't matter, I just thought I'd throw it out there.

So please help me! I've been looking at quite a few cards and I know that my money will probably be best spent with an AMD card, but if you can keep within my price range and justify why I'm getting the best bang for my buck, then I'll probably go with your suggestion.

TL;DR: I need a new card for $160 after shipping. Suggestions?
post #2 of 8
At that price range you can't get anything much better than a 560. Either you add a bit more to get a 7950 or you can get a 7850 for around 160$. I wouldn't switch from a 560 to a 7850 personally, they're way too close for it to be worth switching. Wouldn't consider anything less than a 7870.

PowerColor 7850 is 129$ after MIR.

Sapphire 7870 is 169$ after MIR.
Edited by Juub - 9/11/13 at 7:53am
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Get Radeon 6950 Yes?

They are going pretty cheap now, less than 120 Us in some cases.

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Edited by Truedeal - 9/11/13 at 8:01am
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I feel like the 7850 2GB 256-bit would be a substantial upgrade from my GTX 560 1GB 192-bit. Even though it breaks, my budget by $5, I think I could manage that. And I'm not just tossing out my 560, I'm putting it into another machine.
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I'd go with the 7850 too

Heres one for exactly $160 thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998
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I'd go with the 7850 too

Heres one for exactly $160 thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998

Yep, the 7850 is a no-brainer here.
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions! This endeavor is about a month away, but probably will end up with the 7850.
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions! This endeavor is about a month away, but probably will end up with the 7850.

Good luck man, and I'm sure you won't be disapointed.
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