Need advice on buying a new GFX card :)

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Sadly, my good old old 5850 has gave up on me and I am now without a GFX card for my PC. I am looking to buy a replacement asap but with newer GFX cards out and some on the horizon I am a bit clueless now as to what is recommended.

Current PC specs -
i5b2500K,
Z68 asrock extreme 4 gen 3 Mobo
8gb ram

My monitor is pretty crappy HannsG HW191D (19") but this is likely to be upgraded shortly as well. (1080p)

General use is mostly in gaming for things like Wow, Skyrim, BF3, ME3 etc. So I need a GFX card with a fairly decent amount of grunt to run these games at good if not max res. Would also like something with an option to let me SLI/Crossfire in the future.

Im also not really bothered if its Nvidia or AMD.

Price wise I would be looking around the £200ish mark tho will up that if required (Im not spending 400-500 tho hehe)

Help? :)
 
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right now, I'd say a 7850 for £200. It's about the same as a 6950 / 570 / 560ti 448. Also depends on your PSU, but a 7850 will work with pretty much anything.
 
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Looks like the 7850 is the way to go.

My current PSU is a Corsair 750w. With the above components + a 7850 is that going to be enough juice to run everything? :)
 
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Guess my mins is made up :)

7850 it is! Just need to decide between the Sapphire and MSI version I think. Cant see much difference between the 2. Just need to wait on stock I guess :)
 
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