Just RMA'd an XFX 7870 for some blue screen/performance issues. Was stuttering a lot in skyrim on high at 1080p. Anyways looking for some advice on a replacement.
PC specs are 2500k at 3.8GHz (stock cooler) in a gigabyte z68 mobo, 8gigs of vengeance ram, corsair 650w 80+ bronze PSU and using an old radeon 5830 video card.
Ive been looking at either a 7950, 7870xt or a 660 ti. Don't want to spend ~380 for a 7970 or 670, but i guess I haven't ruled it out. With the 7870xt out, is a 7950 even worth the extra 50 bucks? I play skyrim, bf3, borderlands, dota2, arkham city on a 24" 1080p screen
As far as heatsinks go, corsairs h60 is on sale for 45 bucks from tigerdirect. Is this worth it over a CM 212 evo or any air cooler in the 40 dollar range? I have an NZXT phantom case so room isn't an issue.
Any help would be much appreciated, looking to buy today or tomorrow.