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July 12, 2012 9:09:34 PM

hello I'm having a hard time trying to figure out which graphic card is better outta these 3 graphic card here links

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Bout to Purchase a Graphic card but wanna get a really good one that will Play all games on Ultra Settings like Bf3 & Mw3 & New games like Prototype 2 & Grand theft auto 6 & future games can anyone help me figure out which is good I have never Ran a Sli before so need info on that if I do get one of these & another one wit Sli will the Cuda Cores jump up alot or w/e??


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a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 9:31:46 PM

The GTX480 is the fastest card on your list. However, it's also the most power hungry and hottest of the three.

The two GTX560's you've linked are identical except for their coolers. One may have an overclock but I didn't go as far to check them.

Personally, if I were to buy a card today with a budget of $150-$200, I would save up a little extra and get a GTX570. They're at a very reasonable price nowadays and they still perform quite well.

However, if that's not an option, I would opt to get the GTX480 you've linked as it will perform just fine for today's games. But just keep in mind that it's two generations old.
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July 13, 2012 8:43:27 AM

oh ya what you mean by most power hungry on the Gtx480 you mean it takes a big power supply to handle it lol? & it seems pretty nice Gpu :) )

& my Price Range Im looking at something between 200 or less or maybe More I also gotta get me a New Power supply if I purchase New Graphic card

But Trying to find out which of all graphic card that is good besides the Gtx 570 & up lol I know those cards will handle Big Games but aint got the $$$ right now for it...

I maybe Run Sli in future
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July 13, 2012 8:45:19 AM

I read all these post bout which Graphic card is good but dang it confuse me when trying to figure out which is good when everyone saying that & this is good lol
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 8:49:11 AM

The 480 blows the 560Ti :lol: . True its big, hot, and hungry but if you have good circulation (Meaning at least an exhaust fan) and a 600 watt PSU, it will run great. Undervolts too if I remember correctly. It will also BF3 at max with all of the goodies installed easily.
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 8:51:36 AM

mocchan said:

Personally, if I were to buy a card today with a budget of $150-$200, I would save up a little extra and get a GTX570. They're at a very reasonable price nowadays and they still perform quite well. .


The 480 trades blows the 570 and is 80$ cheaper. Why wouldn't you get the 480? Power and heat are usually a nonissue unless you have a terrible PSU and/or a very small case with no fans.
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 8:54:28 AM

michael06 said:
never Ran a Sli before so need info on that if I do get one of these & another one wit Sli will the Cuda Cores jump up alot or w/e??


I never recommend a SLI system if you have the money upfront. It is much better to spend the money to get a great single card than two good cards. Saves you a migrane several times over :) .

If you were thinking of SLI'ing later in the future and have the mobo for it then I would get the 560Ti or the 570 even though it costs a lot more. SLI'ing the 480 is not recommended unless you are watercooling them or have some serious airflow.

(Edit) Sorry about the separate posts... Just thought about putting them into one.
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July 13, 2012 9:11:09 AM

gidgiddonihah said:
The 480 trades blows the 570 and is 80$ cheaper. Why wouldn't you get the 480? Power and heat are usually a nonissue unless you have a terrible PSU and/or a very small case with no fans.



If the Gtx 480 Blows the Gtx 570 do you think I should get that instead lol?? How big of a Power supply would I have to get I need to purchase one when getting a new Graphic card & will This Graphic card Gtx 480 Fit in my Case here Link http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
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July 13, 2012 9:14:44 AM

Will it Run Future games like the New Grand Theft Auto 6 & Prototype 2 & Ghost Recon New Game & Games coming out Soon?? Im now trying to get into playing these new games that just coming out & stuff & need a good graphic card that will play on ultra settings is gtx 480 will do the job?
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 9:48:46 AM

Yes it will, will be similar to the GTX 660 performance when it comes out. If you want to max out future games, you will need to look a little higher on the totem pole, ie the GTX 670. I would go with a least a 600-650 watter, and I stick with Corsair PSU's.
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July 13, 2012 10:00:13 AM

Get the HD7850 / HD7870 or GTX670

Don't even bother looking at old-gen cards.
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 1:00:37 PM

gidgiddonihah said:
The 480 trades blows the 570 and is 80$ cheaper. Why wouldn't you get the 480? Power and heat are usually a nonissue unless you have a terrible PSU and/or a very small case with no fans.


As others have stated on this thread, the GTX480 is two generations old. Even if it performs very well, I don't feel comfortable getting something that's as old as it is...thus a GTX570 gets my vote.
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July 13, 2012 5:27:26 PM

Pherule said:
Get the HD7850 / HD7870 or GTX670

Don't even bother looking at old-gen cards.



Will these Graphic card be able to play the future games?? I have never owned those brands before only Evga & XFX
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July 13, 2012 5:43:18 PM

Ok everyone is confusing me saying get hd 7850/ 7870/ or Gtx 670 or Gtx 480 lol My Price range is some where between 200 or lil more also gotta purchase Psu... which is the best performance instead of Gtx 570 & up?? any of these cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

which Gtx 570 to get??????????
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 6:08:36 PM

For the price of those 560 Ti 448's, I'd rather get the GTX570.

The 7850 is a nice option as well as it overclocks nicely...and can even perform similar to a GTX580
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 8:31:29 PM

The moderators must have gotten to my post because I was dictating to my friend while I was working on a clients computer. He decided to take some liberties. :/  Sorry about that...

Anyways I am still with the 480, who cares if its two generations old: it still performs like a 580 when overclocked which is 300$ more. It will also trade blows with the GTX 660 when it comes out. Its the smart budget choice. I'm confused on why you would throw away 80-100$ because you don't want something older in your system...
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July 13, 2012 8:57:15 PM

gidgiddonihah said:
The moderators must have gotten to my post because I was dictating to my friend while I was working on a clients computer. He put something completely different from what I told him to put in. :/ 

Anyways I am still with the 480, who cares if its two generations old: it still performs like a 580 when overclocked which is 300$ more. It will also trade blows with the GTX 660 when it comes out. Its the smart budget choice. I'm confused on why you would throw away 80-100$ because you don't want something older in your system...



So if the Gtx 480 blows the Gtx 570 & 580 & 660 when it comes out whats the point why do I have to get the 570 for?? lol & will it fit my Case I listed above?? If the Gtx 480 is that good like those 570 & up you think I should get it?? I have been waiting for 2 days now & bout to purchase graphic card but not sure on what to get & those games I listed above can I set game on High Or Ultra settings???
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a c 99 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 9:06:22 PM

Can you list your system specs? Both cards are roughly 10 inches long. See if your case is wide enough to fit it.

If you wanted to play at the top settings you need a card with a lot of raw power. The GTX 480 was the top of the line card 2 generations back just like the GTX 580 and GTX 680.

But, if you are thinking about a GTX 570 it is a good card as well slightly above the GTX 480. Just depends on the price.

The final questions at what is your budget?
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July 13, 2012 9:19:53 PM

FX 4100 Black Edition 3.6GHz Quad-Core,,, Gigabyte Ga-78lmt-s2p Amd 760G AM3+ mb,,, Rip Jaws Gaming Ram 4gb DDR3 1333,,, 500gb hard drive,,,, Corsair H70 Heatsink,,,, Case here Link http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0351733

my Budget is Around $250 or 20 bucks more!!! Need a good Graphic card for Games Now like Max Payne 3, Prototype 2,,, Grand theft auto New one coming soon,,,, & other games out now & future games.... I want something that is really good & cant put settings on High or Ultra
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 9:51:46 PM

michael06 said:
So if the Gtx 480 blows the Gtx 570 & 580 & 660 when it comes out whats the point why do I have to get the 570 for?? lol & will it fit my Case I listed above?? If the Gtx 480 is that good like those 570 & up you think I should get it?? I have been waiting for 2 days now & bout to purchase graphic card but not sure on what to get & those games I listed above can I set game on High Or Ultra settings???


You don't. Its peoples different opinions. I say go for the 480 because it destroys the 560Ti and is very close to the 570 at stock. OC the thing and you have GTX 580 performance. It does this while being 80-100$ cheaper than the 570, cheaper than the 560Ti, and cheaper than what the 660 will be. It's a no brainer in my opinion. :) 

All Corsair PSUs are great. I'll link some good ones for you when I get home in about an hour. Can you let me know what your budget is for the PSU with the 480 or if you want the 570 (which I don't recommend) your budget for that.
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July 13, 2012 9:57:47 PM

fantastik250 said:
Do you only want Nvidia?

If you are upgrading your PSU, I suggest this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Idk bout those other brands but I have bought EVga & Xfx Video cards before my friend told me other ones suck lol but not sure everyone saying different things bout other graphic card lol............ & that power supply I was just watching video of the new psu they look nice but my Budget is some where 300 dallors less... I dont know if I do purchase the Gtx 480 idk if it will perform right the way I like it when playing all these games & watching Blue Ray Movies
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a c 99 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 9:58:59 PM

$300 total? For GPU and PSU?
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July 13, 2012 10:01:46 PM

gidgiddonihah said:
You don't. Its peoples different opinions. I say go for the 480 because it destroys the 560Ti and is very close to the 570 at stock. OC the thing and you have GTX 580 performance. It does this while being 80-100$ cheaper than the 570, cheaper than the 560Ti, and cheaper than what the 660 will be. It's a no brainer in my opinion. :) 

All Corsair PSUs are great. I'll link some good ones for you when I get home in about an hour. Can you let me know what your budget is for the PSU with the 480 or if you want the 570 (which I don't recommend) your budget for that.



ya lol & hmm so If I get the Gtx 480 & I overclock it it will be better then the 570? & will run like the 580 graphic card Performance?? how do I overclock do i have to have water cooling or something on gpu?
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July 13, 2012 10:06:49 PM

fantastik250 said:
$300 total? For GPU and PSU?



What is Wrong wit the Ocz 700 Watt Power Supply?? Im not looking for the best Psu but I have owned this all my life since I got into Computers & havent had a problem before wit it on my High End Graphic card like 560ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My Budget was $305 bucks & used promo code for psu & now its $299 bucks
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a c 99 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 10:33:55 PM

OCZ has not been good with quality. Although there are some good OCZ PSU's, but overall OCZ quality is not good compared to Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic.
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 10:35:28 PM

The GTX 480 is a 10" long card. You should make sure you have room before you purchase it. The GTX 480 will max out BF3 and MW3, and I am sure that it will do great on the other games listed.

I stand corrected. I did some quick searching on Newegg and found these power supplies. Much better than the one you had listed.

Antec 650 Watt (80$, 70 W/ MIR)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 650 Watt (90$, 70 W/ MIR)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SeaSonic 620 Watt (90$, No MIR)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Between the three I would choose the Corsair PSU...

To overclock you download a utility from your vender (not sure what EVGA's is called) and you just bump up the sliders 5-10 Mhz at a time (I start by taking it up by 50-100Mhz and then go up slowly from there). If you start to experience BSOD's or crashes, simply drag the slider down about 3 Mhz at a time and test it. Once you get it stable enough for games, run Furmark for 20 minutes to make sure its stable.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 10:37:04 PM

If you are planning on overclocking, you definitely need a good case with really good airflow, GTX 480 runs hot.
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 10:42:29 PM

fantastik250 said:
If you are planning on overclocking, you definitely need a good case with really good airflow, GTX 480 runs hot.


Agreed. If you want, you can show us a picture of your case so we can see what kind of airflow you have going. Also you will want to measure your case before buying anything.
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July 13, 2012 10:49:30 PM

gidgiddonihah said:
The GTX 480 is a 10" long card. You should make sure you have room before you purchase it. The GTX 480 will max out BF3 and MW3, and I am sure that it will do great on the other games listed.

I stand corrected. I did some quick searching on Newegg and found these power supplies. Much better than the one you had listed.

Antec 650 Watt (80$, 70 W/ MIR)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 650 Watt (90$, 70 W/ MIR)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SeaSonic 620 Watt (90$, No MIR)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Between the three I would choose the Corsair PSU...

To overclock you download a utility from your vender (not sure what EVGA's is called) and you just bump up the sliders 5-10 Mhz at a time (I start by taking it up by 50-100Mhz and then go up slowly from there). If you start to experience BSOD's or crashes, simply drag the slider down about 3 Mhz at a time and test it. Once you get it stable enough for games, run Furmark for 20 minutes to make sure its stable.



oh ya Ill see whats sup I prob will get the Corsair 650 watt psu & Srry bout the link on my Case Here is the Link again http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... I dont know how to post Pictures or anything but they said its a good air flow case total 2 fans on top water cooling corsair h70 for heatsink 1 front fan & 1 on the side fan... I will call the store to see if the video card will fit the case
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 10:53:35 PM

michael06 said:
oh ya Ill see whats sup I prob will get the Corsair 650 watt psu & Srry bout the link on my Case Here is the Link again http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... I dont know how to post Pictures or anything but they said its a good air flow case total 2 fans on top water cooling corsair h70 for heatsink 1 front fan & 1 on the side fan... I will call the store to see if the video card will fit the case


Looks like your case has some pretty good airflow. I would OC.
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July 14, 2012 7:02:46 PM

gidgiddonihah said:
Looks like your case has some pretty good airflow. I would OC.



Ya I Figured & ok so now I'm bout to make my Final purchase before I purchase will it fit on my motherboard?? here link
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...

Bout To Purchase Gtx 480 & that Corsair Power Supply Unit :pt1cable: 
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 9:08:51 PM

Yup. Your mobo has a PCIe x16 slot. Your good. If you have any problens-which you shouldn't :) -let us know. Good luck and have fun with your faster system!
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July 14, 2012 9:15:27 PM

Thanks Buddy I looked at my Case & everything called the store where i bought case & asked them if that video card would fit my case & he really didnt know for sure & i aint got anything to see if it will fit or not lol
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July 14, 2012 9:16:15 PM

by the way when someone posted to get a hd 7850 or higher & it says 3.0 slot will it work on a 2.0 slot??
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 9:18:48 PM

Yes it will work, but I still hold to the old fashioned 480 ;) .

Do you have a measuring tape? Just measure from where your current graphics card touches the rear panel. If you have 10" of spare room before your HDD cages you are good.
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July 14, 2012 9:22:22 PM

gidgiddonihah said:
Yes it will work, but I still hold to the old fashioned 480 ;) .

Do you have a measuring tape? Just measure from where your current graphics card touches the rear panel. If you have 10" of spare room before your HDD cages you are good.



Which will work the Hd 7850 & above Graphic card? 3.0 slot will fit a 2.0 slot? or the 480 graphic card in case? I dont have any of that to see if
it will fit have to go out & buy it but no car lol was bout to order my stuff but making sure someone told me last night getting a hd 7850 or above will run all my games prototype 2 & gta 5 & Max payne 3 on ultra settings but im not for sure if gtx 480 will do the job??
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 9:34:05 PM

The 7850 will work.

I did some quick reading and the GTX 480 is faster at stock speeds, but the 7850 is a OC champ and can go further than the 480. It will also produce less heat and will require less power (though I will still buy the same power supply). But if you overclock, you will be looking at the same power and heat problems...

I personally would never buy a graphics card based on how much it can OC because each card is different and the card you get may not OC as well. Plus I don't want to have to overclock to get more performance as it is a time consuming effort. Neither card is a gaming champ and to max games (though the 480 and the 7850 will both be able to max out BF3 and MW3) you will need to look much higher on the totem pole than where you're looking.

The 7850 is 230$ and 210$ w/ MIR and the GTX 480 is 200$. If you want I can pull up some benchmarks of the 7850.
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July 14, 2012 9:40:48 PM

So neither any of these games wont run prototype 2 or the new grand theft auto next yr like in low or med settings?? or this game max payne in any kind of settings?? Im still gonna buy the power supply good deal on that one xD
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July 14, 2012 9:41:44 PM

I dont think I wanna overclock cause dont wanna mess *** up & ruin my card you know wanna keep card as long as possible alot of $$$ lol
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 9:45:45 PM

You will be able to run medium high settings in the next year or so. My GTX 460 can still pull that off with most games today when OC'ed to GTX 470 speeds.
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July 14, 2012 9:52:04 PM

oh ya on the Gtx 480? or 7850? I saw this combo deal I didnt know if this was a good one or not wanted to see if it was cause I also wanted to purchase some games off steam but trying to figure out what to get lol
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July 14, 2012 9:53:17 PM

Nice on the Overclocking was it hard or does it mess up the video card when you overclock?? I have never overclock gpu before :/ 
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July 14, 2012 10:10:16 PM

michael06 said:
Nice on the Overclocking was it hard or does it mess up the video card when you overclock?? I have never overclock gpu before :/ 

Overclocking isnt as scary are you might think.

If you grab a good GPU monitoring program like MSI Afterburner if makes overclocking a breeze. It has simple sliders to increase the clock speeds, voltage and fan speed. It also has giant white tooltips telling you pretty much what different buttons and sliders mean/do that also warn you about things that can happen.

Also run a quick search for an overclocking thread about the card you buy. You should find something, usually its a bunch of guys OCing the face of their cards but they usually give some doable speeds with stock fans.
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 10:23:56 PM

Just tread careful. The GTX 460 was touted to be the best overclocker of its time and people were pushing it past 950Mhz, some got it all the way to 1 Ghz. All of the sudden those cards started dying because they had OC'ed way past what the hardware could take long term.

For a beginner who doesn't want to OC, I would continue to recommend the GTX 480. It will allow you to keep stock if you don't feel comfortable overclocking, and will have plenty of headroom when you do want to try.

And no, its not a good deal. The 7770 is a really weak card for what you want to be doing. I would stick with either the 7850 or the GTX 480.
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July 14, 2012 10:29:55 PM

I saw some silly high clocks for the 460 as well, but I have mine OCed just a tad from stock to 880MHz (Factory OCed to 820MHz) and it runs fine.

Gidgi is right though, if you ain't confident in your ability, you do not have to by any stretch. Its just an option to sometimes squeeze a bit more from an ageing card (like mine)
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July 14, 2012 10:30:21 PM

gidgiddonihah said:
Just tread careful. The GTX 460 was touted to be the best overclocker of its time and people were pushing it past 950Mhz, some got it all the way to 1 Ghz. All of the sudden those cards started dying because they had OC'ed way past what the hardware could take long term.

For a beginner who doesn't want to OC, I would continue to recommend the GTX 480. It will allow you to keep stock if you don't feel comfortable overclocking, and will have plenty of headroom when you do want to try.

And no, its not a good deal. The 7770 is a really weak card for what you want to be doing. I would stick with either the 7850 or the GTX 480.



oh ya I looked up some information on that card & I see that in benchmark it beats the 570 lol If I buy another card can I run Sli of that 480??
I'm gonna go ahead and make my Purchase :bounce: 
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