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My previous GPU in this pre-built PC went down, so I'm looking for an upgrade of sorts

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CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 Graphics 2GB(Broken)
Motherboard: ??? (Chipset is Intel H67)
Memory: 8GB DDR3 (2GB x 4)
PSU: FSP Group (Fortron Source) FSP450-60GHS(85)-R
(Check PSU specs)
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Budget is $150 - $200 USD.
No overclocking.
Living in the USA.
No preferred website to order parts from.
No brand preferences.
Monitor resolution is 1600x900.

Previously I played in 720p windowed for performance.
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Context: I don't have any experience with building a PC. I'm not too tech savvy, but I know some basics.
I recently had issues with a pre-built PC(Link) and took this PC to a local tech support company. They figured out a couple issues, but the main issue is that the video card hit its demise and they changed me to integrated graphics until we could afford a replacement and have them install a new one for free.

More than a month has passed, and I'm looking for a replacement now. They recommended this card(but said that it wasn't ideal, their other choice was sold out), before it even went on sale. The sale is extremely tempting to go for(price/performance is pretty good), but I'm wanting to possibly get something with better performance before ordering.
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  1. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tvCxsY Is your best bet. Make sure your PSU has 2 available 6pin connectors.
  2. We are on the same page Mojo!
  3. That is actually a great price for a 7850 (R9 270) Cheapest I can find is about $140 for an R9 270. R9 270 is a slightly newer revision of the same card. Still a $30 rebate, so it is really $150. (Actually same is true of the R9 270 from newegg:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131545&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    Still, not a bad price.
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    Dracyoshi said:
    Specs
    Alternatively check the Newegg Page w/ Specs
    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 Graphics 2GB(Broken)
    Motherboard: ??? (Chipset is Intel H67)
    Memory: 8GB DDR3 (2GB x 4)
    PSU: FSP Group (Fortron Source) FSP450-60GHS(85)-R
    —————————————————
    Budget is $150 - $200 USD.
    No overclocking.
    Living in the USA.
    No preferred website to order parts from.
    No brand preferences.
    Monitor resolution is 1600x900.

    Previously I played in 720p windowed for performance.
    —————————————————
    Context: I don't have any experience with building a PC. I'm not too tech savvy, but I know some basics.
    I recently had issues with a pre-built PC(Link) and took this PC to a local tech support company. They figured out a couple issues, but the main issue is that the video card hit its demise and they changed me to integrated graphics until we could afford a replacement and have them install a new one for free.

    More than a month has passed, and I'm looking for a replacement now. They recommended this card(but said that it wasn't ideal, their other choice was sold out), before it even went on sale. The sale is extremely tempting to go for(price/performance is pretty good), but I'm wanting to possibly get something with better performance before ordering.


    Hello,

    I would recommend this nVidia Geforce GTX750ti - It's a great performing and cost effective card. Make sure your power supply has 1x 6pin connector to power the card though (It looks like it does from online images)

    I would recommend the Gigabyte Manufactured Card, it's cool and quiet with a great cooling solution.

    Gigabyte Card - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gigabyte-Video-Card-GV-N75TOC-2GI-GTX750Ti-2GB-DDR5-OC-128Bit-PCI-E-/321363320345?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item4ad2bf1e19

    The Card will be miles faster than the GT530 and you will not have to play in Windowed Mode ever again!

    Hope I Helped,
    Thomas.
  5. +1 thomasd221, the GTX750Ti is a little below the GTX660/R9 270X in performance http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-review,review-32899-7.html but draws a lot less power and would be my choice too, especially with the not very well ventilated OEM case.
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