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January 3, 2014 7:20:06 PM

Hi all, i am building a computer in a few days, i have all the parts ordered, it is a budget orientated build, here are the specs:

CPU:Intel Core i5 4570 LGA1150 CPU 3.2Ghz 6Mb Cache Haswell @$226.00
MOTHERBOARD:Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H/B85 $89.00
RAM:RipJaws 2x4gb DDR3 1800mhz RAM $50.00
CASE:CoolerMaster RC370 $48.00
WIRELESS CARD:TP-LINK TL-WN881ND 300Mbps @$18.00
SSD:Kingston SSDnow SV300S37A/120G 120G SSD3 2.5 7mm @$95.00 (have a 1tb seagate from old build aswell)
PSU:SeaSonic M12II 620W 80+ PSU @$125.00
GPU:Sapphire HD 7770 $100
Optical Drive: $20

FINAL TOTAL=771

Now as you can all see it costs around 750, i would like to keep it around that the hd7770 i am putting in is from my previous build, everything else is new, apart from the old 1tb hdd i am reformatting, i was just wondering to what gpu i should add as i know the hd7770 is an entry level card that is inadequate for upcoming new releases, i am only using temporarily until i have the money to upgrade it, my question to you is what is a good mid-high level range gpu i can upgrade to as the hd7770 has outlived its lifespan, my budget is a round $150. Also the mobo i am getting has crossfire but the second pci-e slot only runs at x4, so it is pretty much useless, besides i would just rather a single powerful card that is in my budget that can be used to play games on mid-high settings for the next 2 years or so,thanks.
January 3, 2014 7:24:12 PM

don't even waste the $100 on the GPU - save it and use the on-board GPU until you get a GPU you want to use for gaming

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January 3, 2014 7:26:25 PM
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At $150, I still like 650 Ti Boost ... old review but still relevant

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-...



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With the Radeon HD 7770 at $120, Radeon HD 7790 at $150, and Radeon HD 7850 above $180, Nvidia is rendering all three products ineffectual at their respective price points. With one swift stroke, the company engineered a hostile takeover of the $100-$200 market, increasing graphics performance at any given budget in that space.


January 3, 2014 7:37:11 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
At $150, I still like 650 Ti Boost ... old review but still relevant

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-...



Quote:
With the Radeon HD 7770 at $120, Radeon HD 7790 at $150, and Radeon HD 7850 above $180, Nvidia is rendering all three products ineffectual at their respective price points. With one swift stroke, the company engineered a hostile takeover of the $100-$200 market, increasing graphics performance at any given budget in that space.




yea, sounds good, there is a gigabyte gtx 650 ti boost 2gb in my local area shop, for the performance based on that graph, it looks pretty good for the price, how long will that be able to run games for in the future coupled with the i5 4570? min
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