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Hey Guys,

The video card in my sig rig died on me. Since I have been working a lot more I don't play games all that often anymore. I would however like something that will hold up to the occasional session of Skyrim and games of that ilk for around 250$. Where you guys recommend looking at that price and why (haven't followed any new developments in computers in about 2 years really)?
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gtx 760
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GTX 760 unless you are using OpenCL apps , then try to get a R9 270 for cheaper than $190 (or a R9 280 for less than the $280 MSRP)

At the $250 pricepoint Nvidia dominates thr R9 270X and r9 270 in most games (even Gaming Evolved ones like GRID 2 and BF4) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by AlphaC - 3/23/14 at 7:44pm
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

GTX 760 unless you are using OpenCL apps , then try to get a R9 270 for cheaper than $190 (or a R9 280 for less than the $280 MSRP)

At the $250 pricepoint Nvidia dominates thr R9 270X and r9 270 in most games (even Gaming Evolved ones like GRID 2 and BF4) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Kind of. The graph is showing 280X>GTX760>270X

Which is exactly how they're priced. More money, more performance. Less money, less performance. Budget of $250 though, only option is the GTX760, or save money with a 270X.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help guys, ordered the GTX 760. I'm guessing it will be a huge upgrade over my 5850
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256 Crucial SSD, 1tb WD Black, 2TB WD Green Win 7 64bit I-Inc 25" XFX 850 watt 
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x3440 MSI Big Bang Fuzion xfx 5850 Mushkin 2000mhz (7-10-8-27-2T) 
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256 Crucial SSD, 1tb WD Black, 2TB WD Green Win 7 64bit I-Inc 25" XFX 850 watt 
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Haf X 
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