Upgrading my desktop after a while (on a budget)


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I currently own a dell XPS 8300 with the following specs:

Processor: i7 2600 3.4 ghz quad core
RAM: 12 gb
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6670
PSU: 460W
I am a computer science student and plan on using unreal engine 4 for some game development. I also plan to do some gaming over the next 4 months.

What do you guys think I need to upgrade, if at all? I don't want to spend too much money, I recently received a $75 gift card for best buy and would prefer to use that towards my purchase.

What do you guys think of the following:

ZOTAC GeForce 750 Ti 2GB

Diamond Radeon R7 250 OC 1GB GDDR5

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While I would chose GTA750Ti given the choice above, I strongly recommend you to get a GTX960 since it is compatible with the DELL 460W PSU. especially when your CPU performance is still impressive despite the fact that it is 2-3 generations behind. I would not pair it with a "light" card like the GTX750Ti

my advice would be to find out what is the graphics requirement of the project you're working on. that way your graphics upgrade can be justified.