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Should i buy this GPU or are there better options?

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January 9, 2014 3:31:00 PM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009K274H6/ref=ox_sc_a...

No, i don't want to waste more than $110 for a GPU, but i was wondering if i should get this one, or is there a better deal or better gpu out there.
http://prntscr.com/2hz86t - some of my PC specs...

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January 9, 2014 3:41:34 PM

A 7770 will usually need a 6 pin pcie power connector. If your psu has one, then you are ok.
If your psu is a typical oem unit of 300w or so, you would need a stronger psu, or you could back off to a 7750 which is powered only by the pcie slot.
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January 9, 2014 3:47:30 PM

geofelt said:
A 7770 will usually need a 6 pin pcie power connector. If your psu has one, then you are ok.
If your psu is a typical oem unit of 300w or so, you would need a stronger psu, or you could back off to a 7750 which is powered only by the pcie slot.


I build my pc from recommendations of this website, but i can't find the thread that actually containts the pcpartlist link.

and i really forgot everything about my cpu, is there a way to check my past post threads so i can search them?

also i don't really think it was that bad, its problably 500w or something like that.

EDIT: found it out.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/399979/Builder_Serie...


http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1687490/400-500-... - My pc components. (build)
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January 9, 2014 4:36:31 PM

Edited with a couple of links
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January 9, 2014 4:37:37 PM

You are good.
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January 9, 2014 4:42:28 PM

geofelt said:
You are good.

So should i still go for the 7770 ? or the one you recommended?
which one is better?

my bad for all this questions, i just kind of need help.
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January 9, 2014 4:55:50 PM

I would avoid XFX for graphics cards, they have great power supplies but their cooling is sub-par when it comes to GPU's. I would go with the Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A0HZOEA I've owned 3 Sapphire cards and they have all performed exceedingly well. They overclock easily and have great cooling. Sapphire also has great customer support.

If your power supply is 430W then you should be fine.
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January 9, 2014 5:41:57 PM

Find a used card on Craigslist or Kijiji, another OP found a gtx 580 for $100.
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January 9, 2014 7:53:31 PM

It is not a waste to buy a strong graphics card for a gaming pc.
My rule of thumb for a balanced gaming pc is to budget tx the cpu cost for the graphics card. It is that important.

With a corsair430w psu, the strongest card you could support would be GTX660 or r9-270.
Your 3570K could support en even stronger card if your budget and psu permits.

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