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    SixtyninNaMoose is offline Junior Member
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    Default Help Pick a New GPU for $200

    I currently have a GTS 250, I bought it back in 2009 for my old system. I have a new system I just built this September and this GTS has got to go. I'm having trouble deciding between a few cards, I'm planning to buy next week and I can't go over $200. I'm thinking is gonna be best. Can you guys please help me out?

    Mobo: P8Z77-V Pro
    CPU: i5-2500k
    RAM: G. Skill Sniper 16GB

    I'm looking at these:

    HD 6950
    VisionTek Radeon HD 6950 900599 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, CrossFireX, Dual-Slot, Fan at TigerDirect.com

    HD 6970
    VisionTek Radeon HD 6970 900579 Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1(x16), 1x Single-Link DVI-D, 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, DirectX 11, CrossFireX, Supports Up to 6 Displays at TigerDirect.com

    HD 7850
    Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version
    Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-1GD Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    GTX 570

    GTX 650 TI


    Thanks guys,
    Last edited by SixtyninNaMoose; 02-09-2013 at 03:53 AM.

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    Default Re: Help Pick a New GPU for $200

    If you think that you will upgrade to an SLI or CrossfireX setup in the future, buy a newer video card and avoid the 69xx cards.
    I'm not sure how the GTX 650 Ti compares with the GTX 660 video cards.
    I like the video card reviews at HardOCP because they don't get hung up with absolute FPS statistics, and they focus on game play experience and game settings when they compare video card performance.

    I prefer to buy a higher end video card model that has superior cooling and lower noise levels.
    Cards with more memory will be better if you upgrade to a multi-monitor setup or 27" monitor(s) in the future.
    My preference is for MSI video cards for quality, performance, features and length of warranty.
    I had no problem with both of my MSI rebates.
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    Default Re: Help Pick a New GPU for $200

    7850 or the 7870xt either will serve you well,i love mine
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