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7850 or GTX 560 ti (BF3)

I am going to build a computer in about a month and I have all the parts figured out except the GPU. I am on a budget of $730

Here are the parts:
INTEL CORE I5 2500K PROCCESOR-$180 @microcenter
GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 REV2.0-$35 @microcenter $50 dollars off
GSKILL RIPJAWS 8GB DDR3-1333MHz-$37 @newegg
EVGA GTX 560TI OR AMD RADEON 7850 $225/$260 @newegg
SEAGATE 500GB HDD 7200RPM SATA6.0GB/S-$75 @newegg
LITEON DVD BURNER-$15 @newegg
CORSAIR CX600V2 6OOW PSU-$70 @newegg
COOLERMASTER HAF 912-$60 @newegg

560ti price: $680
7850 price: $718

According to this http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-ghz-edition-radeon-hd-7850-review-rounding-out-southern-islands/11 the 560 ti performs better than the 7850 in only BF3 but on most of the other games the 7850 wins. I am mainly going to play BF3 but i am still going to play other games too. Since the 7850 is better than the 560 ti, why is the performance of the 7850 worse than the 560ti? is it because of drivers? Please help me choose between these 2 cards keep in mind my budget is only $730.
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  1. Even they're at the same price, I'd definitely get the 560ti. Btw check out the 7850 review on Toms, you'll see why. Beside, AMD clock the heck out of their 7800s.
  2. GTX 570 for 290$ on Newegg. That puts you are 748$. Go mow a lawn!
  3. I would vote the 560 Ti. If you want to SLI/crossfire down the road you will need to get a different motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495 for example) which will run your twi GPUs at least at x8
  4. buy 7850 OC 2GB.
  5. These will only be on sale for another day as part of the GTX 680 promotion. These cards are as fast as a GTX 570 with nearly as many cores and should work just as well for 1920x1080 gaming! :)

    If you already have BF3:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738

    If you don't have BF3 get this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500231
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    battoot said:
    I am going to build a computer in about a month and I have all the parts figured out except the GPU. I am on a budget of $730

    Here are the parts:
    INTEL CORE I5 2500K PROCCESOR-$180 @microcenter
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 REV2.0-$35 @microcenter $50 dollars off
    GSKILL RIPJAWS 8GB DDR3-1333MHz-$37 @newegg
    EVGA GTX 560TI OR AMD RADEON 7850 $225/$260 @newegg
    SEAGATE 500GB HDD 7200RPM SATA6.0GB/S-$75 @newegg
    LITEON DVD BURNER-$15 @newegg
    CORSAIR CX600V2 6OOW PSU-$70 @newegg
    COOLERMASTER HAF 912-$60 @newegg

    560ti price: $680
    7850 price: $718

    According to this http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-ghz-edition-radeon-hd-7850-review-rounding-out-southern-islands/11 the 560 ti performs better than the 7850 in only BF3 but on most of the other games the 7850 wins. I am mainly going to play BF3 but i am still going to play other games too. Since the 7850 is better than the 560 ti, why is the performance of the 7850 worse than the 560ti? is it because of drivers? Please help me choose between these 2 cards keep in mind my budget is only $730.


    if neweg is a option i saw a 560ti448 and bf3 for free for 239 after mir 259 before mir great deal in my opinion since the 560ti448 is bascially a lightly toned down 570
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