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Need Help With GPU - First Build $1000

Last response: in Systems
June 30, 2012 4:26:23 AM

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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June 30, 2012 4:32:29 AM

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.
June 30, 2012 5:17:12 AM

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.