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.
*EDIT* I play World of Warcraft Mainly.
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The XFX does have a better warranty, if that means anything to you, cranow12!
also, just throwing this in there. I play World of Warcraft mostly.
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
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.
I am upgrading because the current one i have causes errors with wow. Freezing up, crashing it, etc.
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