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Radeon 7850, 7870 or 7950 for MMO and other gaming

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July 24, 2012 7:09:35 PM

Primarily going to be gaming on Guild Wars 2, that is my main concern. But also going to be playing other games like Skyrim, Call of Duty, etc.

I have i5-3570k
z77 extreme4
128gb ssd
hx750 psu
8gb ddr3 ram
cm haf 922

what would be my best option for a graphics card? I can afford up to the msi 7950 that is on sale right now at ncix for $315 after rebate. but would it be more economical for me just to get a 7850 or 7870 and just overclock? my concern is loading up many different frames quickly for in guild wars 2 when big battles occur. thanks all for help
November 7, 2012 1:59:47 PM

Soldor said:
Primarily going to be gaming on Guild Wars 2, that is my main concern. But also going to be playing other games like Skyrim, Call of Duty, etc.

I have i5-3570k
z77 extreme4
128gb ssd
hx750 psu
8gb ddr3 ram
cm haf 922

what would be my best option for a graphics card? I can afford up to the msi 7950 that is on sale right now at ncix for $315 after rebate. but would it be more economical for me just to get a 7850 or 7870 and just overclock? my concern is loading up many different frames quickly for in guild wars 2 when big battles occur. thanks all for help


I'm very curious about this as well. My new system mirrors yours pretty closely and I just installed the Sapphire 7870 OC 2GBs cards to play Star Wars The Old Republic. I've posted on other forums about this asking for help because I'm really not happy about the output so far, but I think it has more to do with the game optimization than the card specifically, as I'm seeing people who are running 7950's complaining about it on the SWTOR boards. I'm probably going to go pick up a copy of GW2 on Friday to try it out because I have friends playing it, and I'll let you know how it runs.
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November 8, 2012 2:48:36 AM

if you have the money to get 7950 then get it. you wont regret it :) 
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