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Buy now or wait? GPU Upgrade.

#1LittlemikescPosted 11/7/2013 5:49:50 AM(edited)
Hey guys, I was thinking about upgrading my HD4850, I've had this thing for a long time now and I think it's past time for a replacement. I've been gaming a lot lately and plan on playing some new games as they get released so I want some better performance, I'm truly tired of low-settings.
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I Would like to spend around $150-200, it's not much, I know, but it will have to do.

I've been reading about the new line of AMD cards, but from what I gather the best $200-$250 card is the gtx 760?
What's the best GPU under $200?
Would it be worth it to spend the extra ~$50 on a gtx 760 opposed to a ~$150-$200 GPU? Or what?! Help.
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Here's some of the games I play and plan on playing:
Skyrim (mods/ENB)
Assassin's Creed 3 and Black Flag
Splinter Cell Blacklist
Far Cry 3/BD
Fallout NV (mods)
Tomb Raider
The Witcher 2
DXHR
GTA V (Whenever that will be...)
etc.

PC: 3.2 Quad, 8gb of 1333 RAM, 550w PSU, 23" Monitor @ 1080p.
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Do you think it would be wise to buy anything now? With Black Friday/Cyber Monday or whatever coming up, are there generally good deals on GPUs online? I don't live near any good electronic stores so I have to buy online.

I want to get the best dollar-to-performance possible, I don't get to upgrade too often, so if you think I should just wait, I will.

What would be really helpful, is if I could get a card that came with AC Black Flag, that would be excellent.
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#2GrimmVikingPosted 11/7/2013 6:01:55 AM
Spend 300 bucks on the R9 280x and call it a day. The R9 280x is very similar to the 7970's performance level.
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#3Littlemikesc(Topic Creator)Posted 11/7/2013 6:17:35 AM
GrimmViking posted...
Spend 300 bucks on the R9 280x and call it a day. The R9 280x is very similar to the 7970's performance level.


There's no way I could go up to $300 right now.
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#4KainstryderPosted 11/7/2013 8:08:38 AM
Black friday is coming so i suggest you just wait
#5Littlemikesc(Topic Creator)Posted 11/8/2013 1:37:43 AM(edited)
What card should I be on the ready to get though. Will most of them be on sale or only a certain few?

I assume there will be an ad before hand, yeah?
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#6blax34dmPosted 11/8/2013 1:58:10 AM
If you can't budge from 200 I suggest 7950
#7TimePharaohPosted 11/8/2013 2:09:03 AM
I'd suggesting upgrading the games you want to play first tbqh
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#8LostHisHardcorePosted 11/8/2013 2:12:44 AM
TimePharaoh posted...
I'd suggesting upgrading the games you want to play first tbqh



Please tell us what games should be played
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#9TimePharaohPosted 11/8/2013 2:14:09 AM
LostHisHardcore posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
I'd suggesting upgrading the games you want to play first tbqh



Please tell us what games should be played


The better version of every game he wants to play, obviously.
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#10LostHisHardcorePosted 11/8/2013 2:16:34 AM
Go on...
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