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August 12, 2012 8:08:16 AM

Okay, so I have around $400 to spend on getting a graphics card and SSD, or just a graphics card. I'm looking at the following combinations:

Waiting until the 660 (Ti) comes out and getting that
7850 + OCZ Vertex 4 128gb
7870 with an extra $60+, or
670 for an extra $20

I live in Sydney, Australia and am looking mainly into MSY and PCDIY. PCDIY seems to give very slightly better prices with graphics cards and CPUs at the moment though, especially with the 7870.

What are your opinions?

Current specs:
i5 2500 @ 3.4GHz (stock cooler)
P8P67 LE Mobo
WD Black 1.5TB HDD
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
550W Antec PSU (I think it's Antec, but it's 550W for sure)
Antec 300 Tower Chassis

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 8:50:51 AM

Hi

Well the 670 is a hell better than the two AMD ones. You will have to take into consideration the use that you re gonna make of your gpu, then decide upon your needs. Now comparing the 7870 with the 7850 the latter is definitely a better choice since the 7870 is overpriced without offering more than the 7850.
Reviews are saying that the 660TI will not be much cheaper than the 670 (probably around 50 bucks or so) but the problem is that the 670 is not much better than the upcoming 660! The only difference is the Memory Bus (192-bit for the 660 and 256-bit for the 670). Also the 660 will use less power. Moreover the 660 is better than the 7870 and the 7850. If you need my opinion wait until the 660 comes out. It will be the most valuable choice for you and you will save a few money for your SSD.

Hope this helps!
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August 12, 2012 8:57:40 AM

Thanks for a reasonably fast response. I will certainly take what you mentioned into consideration.
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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 9:06:40 AM

How can you get an SSD + GTX670 for $400? That's a bargain.
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August 12, 2012 9:25:12 AM

Pyree said:
How can you get an SSD + GTX670 for $400? That's a bargain.

If I get the GTX 670, it will be just the GTX 670.
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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 9:25:51 AM

Ok
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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 9:28:04 AM

What screen res do you play at?
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August 12, 2012 9:41:05 AM

Pyree said:
What screen res do you play at?

I currently play at 1920x1080
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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 9:48:07 AM

GTX 670. You can get the SSD later.
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August 24, 2012 9:07:08 AM

Best answer selected by FlameLash.
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