i have already bought all the parts for my first desktop except my graphics card. i'm a light gamer but i want to be able to play rpg's like skyrim on ultra settings.
my pc parts
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500A-LED Ball Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor
Well the 7850 is almost as fast as a GTX570.When O.C.'d it can meet or surpass it.
I have that exact setup but i'm running a 6870 crossfire(slightly faster than a single GTX580) and while I can play it on Ultra with the high res texture pack I have this strange loading time every time I move.Like it's loading all of the textures.I think this is due to the cards only having 1GB of VRAM.That being said I think you should go for the 7850.It's really light on power and give stunning performance as well as cool temps.
Your choice.Both are very good but the Gigabyte has a nice factory O.C.
the nVidia GTX 660, and GTX 670Ti are also coming out soon but I'm not sure of exact date.
the HD 7850 but I like the HD 7870 more is of course out now.
I would not count on GTX600 series at all. I mean come one. What are they sending 1 card at a time? ... Gee those dies must have horrible horrible yields...Don't get me wrong reviews are awesome but if you can't buy them they are as good as nothing just makes us salivate that is all...
Get 7850 it is great a ovrclocker if done right it can push as much HP as 580. For $220 you can't beat that.
Another thing is don't get stuck with that card...have it for few months sell it ...save some $$$ and get something faster if
Once you start rolling you will switch cards left and right just test them and sell them ...That is what I do when I'm bored lol
ugh why the hell do all of the good 7850's have to be sold out. Out of the list on amd's website, the only dual fan cards left are the Gigabyte which buzzes, the Asus which has a 2-4 week ship time, and the xfx which is the most expensive