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March 18, 2012 1:02:26 AM

I'm planning on buying my first gaming computer (I can't build my own because of some technicalities) and I would like to know what your opinions are on the following:

Computer: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+Desktop+-+8GB+Mem...
PSU: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-500-Watt-Certified-Compat...
GPU:
I'm debating between the 6870:
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-MINIDP-PCI-E-HD687AZHF...

and the 6850:
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-6850-Video-100315...

I've read reviews and benchmarks for both cards and I know the 6870 is only slightly better but I'm still not quite sure which will be the best. My resolution is 1920x1080. My tech level is quite low so I probably won't overclock and I would like to know what your opinions are. My budget is $200 if you have other cards you would like to recommend.

Games I would like to play: Shogun 2, Diablo III, Skyrim, BF3.

Of course, if you have any other suggestions I'd be happy to get them. Thank you in advance!

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March 18, 2012 1:21:32 AM
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I have a 6870, and it's very good in Skyrim & BF3. I can run on high settings @1080p, and ultra on lower resolutions. I had the same problem you do, but I went for the 6870 and I don't regret it. If your budget can spare it however, a 6950 or better would be ideal for Ultra on BF3 @1080p.
March 18, 2012 7:20:37 PM

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