Need Help With GPU - First Build $1000

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: $1,000 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or

Country: United States.

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Maybe down the road but is not a concern now.

SLI or Crossfire: As of now no but would consider it sometime in the future.

Additional Comments: Is there a Nvidia GPU that would be better than the Radeon HD 7850? It can be $50 more expensive if its worth it (7850 $249) Otherwise I've already had help with the rest of my build. Another thing, does my motherboard support sli or crossfire?


Most current list:

Cpu: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K -$229.99 [...] 6819116504

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $99.99 [...] 6813128550

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - $46.99 [...] 6820231314

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $99.99 [...] 6822148840

SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC064B/WW 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $84.99 [...] 6820147162

Gpu: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-00-20G) - $239.99 [...] 6814102986

CD/DVD Drive: LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - $13.99 [...] 827136247R

Case: Antec Gaming Series One Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $49.99 [...] 6811129181

Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $89.99 [...] 6817151095

Cpu Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ -$30.00 [...] 6835103099
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  1. That MOBO cannot OC, so even if you wanted to later on, you can't. Get a Z77/Z75 board if you want to overclock.
  2. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    And what about a Nvidia GPU or the Radeon HD 7850?
  3. No NVIDIA GPU atm compares to the AMD 78xx series. Supposedly the GTX 660 will be better than the 7870, but that remains to be seen.
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