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What would be a good upgrade for my system?

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Looking for a system upgrade, since I want to get back into CS:S, BC2, and a few other modern games. I prefer something in between $0-$300. Once again, I want to upgrade it to where I can play games like CS:S, BC2 etc. Nothing hardcore YET!

Thanks!

Prefer AMD & ATI.
Edited by SinX7 - 12/24/10 at 2:59pm
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what graphics card do you have currently? its not listed in your sig system
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500 Gb Samsung Spinpoint F3 + 1 TB Spinpoint F3 Blu Ray reader/DVD burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 23" Acer LCD 2048x1152 
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It's the integrated GPU in the i5 650.
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You're processor is pretty good already (for gaming purposes). If I were in your situation, I'd spend my 300$ on a video card. Since you're leaning towards ATI (now called AMD), I'd get myself a 6950. You might need to up your PSU though... be sure to verify that.

I also recommend my sig rig video card - MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5. It handles BFBC2 beautifully at 1680x1050 with max settings. And it's within your budget
Edited by thehybridkiwi - 12/24/10 at 10:36pm
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