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Radeon HD 6970, Radeon HD 7850, or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660?

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September 1, 2013 9:05:06 AM

I am having trouble choosing a video card for my upcoming computer build (should purchase it in about a month). I will use them for gaming most of time. My budget is around $200.
Three video cards that I found that I think are good include: XFX Radeon HD 6970, Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC, or EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660. Do any of you know some advantages and disadvantages about these cards?

My other specs that I have chosen are the AMD FX-8350 processor, Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard, 850W power supply, and 16GB of DDR3 memory.

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September 1, 2013 9:17:20 AM
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First time builder? You don't need a 850w PSU, 600w is fine. And go for the 8320 and overclock it yourself, you'll save $50. 16 gigs is overkill, you really only need 8. And I recommend you get an Asrock EXT 4. Spend the money you've saved on a better GPU.
September 1, 2013 9:27:14 AM

Jonathan Sifleet said:
First time builder? You don't need a 850w PSU, 600w is fine. And go for the 8320 and overclock it yourself, you'll save $50. 16 gigs is overkill, you really only need 8. And I recommend you get an Asrock EXT 4. Spend the money you've saved on a better GPU.


I might plan to add another video card for a CrossFire/SLI configuration in the future which is why I have a 850W power supply.
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September 1, 2013 9:31:40 AM

fyucel789 said:
Jonathan Sifleet said:
First time builder? You don't need a 850w PSU, 600w is fine. And go for the 8320 and overclock it yourself, you'll save $50. 16 gigs is overkill, you really only need 8. And I recommend you get an Asrock EXT 4. Spend the money you've saved on a better GPU.


I might plan to add another video card for a CrossFire/SLI configuration in the future which is why I have a 850W power supply.


Oh ok. If you did follow all my recommendations, what GPU's are you able to afford?
September 1, 2013 9:54:50 AM

Looks like I can get a Radeon HD 7970.
September 1, 2013 10:08:25 AM

fyucel789 said:
Looks like I can get a Radeon HD 7970.


That card is much better, glad I could help.
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