|Beginner here, looking for a bit of advice.|
I have a computer with a pretty solid CPU but very outdated video card due to frugal spending choices earlier, and I am interested in upgrading it.
My specs are:
CPU - AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, which to my understanding is solid.
GPU - Nvidia Geforce GTS 250, which to my understanding is poor.
RAM - 8gb RAM (unsure of brand).
Motherboard - MSI ms-7641.
HDD - 500gb (unsure of brand).
I am 80% sure my fan is stock.
I am 95% sure I have no SSD.
Power Supply - Ultra 550W ATX .
My case is a Thermaltake model although I am not sure the exact model.
Finally I am running Windows 8 64 bit.
I am interested in your guys' thoughts on this build in general, but mainly in regards to if it is possible to upgrade my video card, and any recommendations you guys would have in that aspect. I hope to upgrade my card to play most games very well. This may not be feasible but if I could play games such as Skyrim or Witcher 2 on max settings with a steady frame rate, I would be more than pleased.
My budget is around $200 - 300 but I will take into consideration GPUs that are above or below this price point if they offer good performance or value.
In my own research I've been looking at the AMD R9 280X, the AMD R9 270X, and the GTW 760. Are these good choices? Are they even compatible? Is there better cards in similar price ranges?