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Hey guys. I have a question. Currently I have the HD6950 GPU but since I upgaded the wife PC she is running the HD6670 with the FX8150. Now I would love to pass the HD6950 for her system I felt it ran sweet with the FX8150. However what version card should grab minimum for the FX8350? I been looking into the R9 270X that I can grab localy. Any thoughs? Thank!
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I have had the 8350 for about a year now combo with 2x 6950, but recently i wasn't getting what I wanted out of my games quality wise so last week I bought a EVGA GTX 770 and I couldn't be more impressed by this card. I got it for 349.00 off tiger but I am sure you can find one cheaper on here, I just wanted a new one. The Ati cards right now are not worth the money being so over priced compared to Nvidia. Take a look at this comparison chart form Tom's http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
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I have had the 8350 for about a year now combo with 2x 6950, but recently i wasn't getting what I wanted out of my games quality wise so last week I bought a EVGA GTX 770 and I couldn't be more impressed by this card. I got it for 349.00 off tiger but I am sure you can find one cheaper on here, I just wanted a new one. The Ati cards right now are not worth the money being so over priced compared to Nvidia. Take a look at this comparison chart form Tom's http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html

Interesting, the NVIDIA 660 is cheaper than the R9 270X from the store I am checking. Question. Doesn't you stop unlocking the Scorpius or however you spell that feature from AMD by combining a AMD Mobo+CPU+GPU?
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I never used the Scorpius combo anyway because I always did my own overclocking which yielded better results. If i remember correctly when I was looking at Nvidia cards the price of the newer 760 was comparable to the 660 too, and the performance is easily on par or much better depending on the card version you get.
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Psu,resolution,budget?which games do you play?do you use all graphics settings to the max?(including AA and similar)?
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Honestly I would grab a used 780. Ive seen them around 400-420 bucks on the OCN marketplace.
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Monitor 3: Acer AL1916W 1440x900

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Guild Wars 2 (Primary Game)
Rocksmith 2014 (Secondary Game)
Diablo 3 (When I feel the need to fight evil forces)
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Budget: Trying to stay below $250 if possible.
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250? Ive seen a lot of 670s hit the 200 bracket. keep an eye out. I have also seen a 7870xt for 190.
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