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Offline cranow12  
#1 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2013 7:58:34 PM(UTC)
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My current Video Card: Galaxy GTS 250

I have a budget of $200-$250

 

I was thinking of going with one of these two, but im not sure.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418

 

*EDIT* I play World of Warcraft Mainly.

Offline Super Dave  
#2 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2013 9:00:01 PM(UTC)
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The XFX does have a better warranty, if that means anything to you, cranow12!

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#3 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2013 9:12:03 PM(UTC)
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also, just throwing this in there. I play World of Warcraft mostly.

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#4 Posted : Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:37:56 AM(UTC)
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If you're playing WoW, I don't see why you need to upgrade honestly.  Are you getting artifacts or something?  

  If you really just want to get to something more current, I'd suggest the HD 7950 @ $194 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125419&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-GIGABYTE-_-14125419

You won't notice a difference between the 7950 and the 7970 in WoW, however it will let you play all the current games out there while saving you $50. 

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#5 Posted : Saturday, February 23, 2013 8:16:38 AM(UTC)
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I am upgrading because the current one i have causes errors with wow. Freezing up, crashing it, etc.

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#6 Posted : Sunday, February 24, 2013 9:37:14 AM(UTC)
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Have you taken a look at your temperatures?  I have a GTX 285 that runs around 85 degrees Celsius, once it breaks that threshold of 85 it starts crashing on me.  I have excellent air flow and virtually no dust in my case, but the card just naturally runs really hot.  A quick solution is to manually go into the Nvidia control panel and crank up your fan manually.  I put mine up to 100% and never get any crashes any longer.  

  Assuming you don't have a heat issue, and your card is just failing, a 7950 or 7970 is really a ton of over kill for warcraft.  However, it should last you a good long while and will handle anything thrown at it for only $100 more than the 650, which doesn't compare in more demanding games.

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#7 Posted : Sunday, February 24, 2013 3:40:12 PM(UTC)
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Dorkstar wrote:

Have you taken a look at your temperatures?  I have a GTX 285 that runs around 85 degrees Celsius, once it breaks that threshold of 85 it starts crashing on me.  I have excellent air flow and virtually no dust in my case, but the card just naturally runs really hot.  A quick solution is to manually go into the Nvidia control panel and crank up your fan manually.  I put mine up to 100% and never get any crashes any longer.  

  Assuming you don't have a heat issue, and your card is just failing, a 7950 or 7970 is really a ton of over kill for warcraft.  However, it should last you a good long while and will handle anything thrown at it for only $100 more than the 650, which doesn't compare in more demanding games.

My gpu is running at 50 degrees Celsius.

Okay thanks for the help ill look at those 2

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