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  1. #1
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    Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    Can anyone recommend a budget card that would give me a decent boost over my current GTX 260? Not really into a crazy gaming lately mostly just BF3 and World of Tanks. The new WOT 8.0 patch kinda sparked this as I get some screen lag and <30 FPS at times.

    GT 640?
    6770?
    GTX 550 TI?
    GTX 650?
    Last edited by 96s10; 09-28-2012 at 11:14 AM.

    CPU: Phenom 925 X4
    MOBO: BIOSTAR A870U3
    MEM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4GBx2 1333
    VGA: GTX 260
    PSU: Cougar CMX 700
    HDD: WD Black 500GB

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    Re: Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    What's your budget? I'm not so sure any of the cards mentioned are necessarily upgrades over your current GTX260...

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    Re: Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    Yikes was hoping to spend just a tad over $100....

    CPU: Phenom 925 X4
    MOBO: BIOSTAR A870U3
    MEM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4GBx2 1333
    VGA: GTX 260
    PSU: Cougar CMX 700
    HDD: WD Black 500GB

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    Re: Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    It's a shame the GTX460 has vanished from the market (avoid the SE editions if you happen to run into one) as that card has (or rather had...) a terrific price/performance in BF-games. I'd say the (minimum) nVidia card you should consider is the GTX560 (the GTX650 seems to perform a worse, GTX660 is way above your price point - excellent performance though...).

    AMDs 'minimum' card you might consider is the 7770 (could do with a 6850-6870 also) . A 7850 or better yet a 7870 would give you a more noticeable boost though (but... out of the price range). If you run into a 5850/5870... those cards would do well also.

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    Re: Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    Yikes I woulda thought for sure there would be affordable cards in the low $100s. Heck I paid $50 for the GTX260 years ago.

    CPU: Phenom 925 X4
    MOBO: BIOSTAR A870U3
    MEM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4GBx2 1333
    VGA: GTX 260
    PSU: Cougar CMX 700
    HDD: WD Black 500GB

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    Re: Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    The 'problem' is that the GTX260 is actually a pretty good graphics card.

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    Re: Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    Used HD6850, 6870 or GTX 460 would be a nice upgrade.

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    Re: Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    I might have a PNY GTX460 XLR8 OC. Had a pair in SLI on my gaming rig till I upgraded to the GTX 680. Can't remember if I used both in my backup. If not I can let you have it for $100 shipped.
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    Re: Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    I'm looking closely at this thread as I'm in the same boat, except my budget is below $100

    My issue with buying used is that you never know what you're gonna get! Unless the deal is substantially low I rather pass on it... no ofense on the deals offered here, I was referring to deals like e-bay, craigs list and such

    I missed a Black Friday deal for a MSI hd7770 for $69.99 after MIR which would've fit the bill perfectly

    It's back this week on the egg but only at $99.99 after MIR
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    Re: Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    Looked and I have one card.
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    Re: Looking for a budget upgrade for my GTX260.

    I had a look a reviews for the GTX650, really bad idea to bench BF3 on ultra settings only in them.

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