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June 19, 2012 7:54:35 PM

Hello,
I am looking to complete my new build I have an asrock z77 extreme4 MB, 8GB corsair Vengeance ddr3 2133 ram, i5-3570k, 256gb Crucial M4 sata3 SSD and an Antec NEO ECO 620W power supply. I'm looking for a graphics card solution for around $200 my top choices right now are 2x ZOTAC ZT-50403-10L GTX 550 Ti in SLI $89.99 each (free shipping) or 2x MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC HD 7770 109.99 each (6.98 shipping) what is a better value out of the two or what other route should i go?

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June 19, 2012 8:04:20 PM

i really would not go with SLI or crossfire if it is a new build, only if you already had the GPU and was needing more performance, always check for a better single card, you will face a lot of problems in crossfire/sli besides the needing of a more powerfull PSU, not sure if a 620w can handle 550ti SLI.

look over for a 7850 in a good price.
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June 19, 2012 8:15:57 PM

I was looking at the 7850 but i was not sure if i would get more performance out of an sli/crossfire setup most of the benchmarks put them higher. I'm looking to max settings on games like BF3, skyrim and whatever else comes out in the near future.
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June 19, 2012 8:18:49 PM

Don't go Sli or Crossfire on two ''lower end'' cards. But get a better one. Like ricardois said: an HD7850 would be best. And if you want Nvidia consider a GTX 570. (Might be too expensive. Not sure about prices in your area. If it is just try to get the 7850 for your budget.)
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June 19, 2012 8:21:12 PM

Ignore last post. -_-
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June 19, 2012 8:23:31 PM

tripppa said:
I was looking at the 7850 but i was not sure if i would get more performance out of an sli/crossfire setup most of the benchmarks put them higher. I'm looking to max settings on games like BF3, skyrim and whatever else comes out in the near future.


Yes, but a 7850 would still be better in my opinion. If it gets a bit older you can just add on another one. Or maybe wait until the GTX660 comes out. Your call.
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June 19, 2012 8:33:27 PM

There no 7850 for $200 the best you can do is a 6950. ;) 
SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Edition)
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June 19, 2012 8:43:23 PM

If you can afford it these cards are known overclocking beasts and can play most current games on high settings a lot you'll even be able to play on ultra/max settings GPU:MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 DirectCU II Video Card - 2048MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0 (x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x Mini DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX, Eyefinity 6
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GPU:MSI R7850 Power Edition Radeon HD 7850 Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0(x16), 1x Dual-link DVI-I, 1x HDMI, 1x Mini DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Afterburner, Overclocking
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June 20, 2012 1:41:55 PM

Well I guess I'm going with the 7850 thanks for the help
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June 20, 2012 1:42:44 PM

Best answer selected by Tripppa.
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