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Help choosing GPU

I'm doing my first build in May and I can't decide which GPU to get. Here are the specs:

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800)
Hard Drive: HGST Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Case: Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Computer Case
Disc Drive: Lite-ON 24X SATA DVD Burner - OEM
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Silent Intel LGA1156 CPU Cooler with 4-Pin PWM Function

I'm trying to keep it under $100. Here are 2 options I've found:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130819

http://www.microcenter.com/product/405476/01G-P3-1282-RX_NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_280_Superclocked_1024MB_DDR3_PCIe_20_x16_Video_Card_-_Refurbished

Thanks in advance!

P.S.: I won't be doing extreme gaming; I want to record and play Minecraft and do some video editing and some Photoshopping.
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  1. GT 640 for sure. Gtx 280 is an old gpu. And the specs say it too.
  2. get a 7770...you can find them on sale for 99$
  3. Best answer
    Get a XFX 7770 or 7850 and you will be fine. If you can find one.. a 560 ti wouldn't be a bad buy since your not doing extreme gaming
  4. I have a gigabyte gtx 660. Superb.
  5. Is the 7770 significantly better than the 7750? If they are, @arich5 could you post that link please? I was also wondering if the card's capacity will help with the video editing. If so, it's pretty much between the 2 GB 550 TI or a 7770/7750. Thanks for the suggestion guys!
  6. Get the 7770 or 7750 out of those 3.
  7. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687


    99$ after mir

    im not a fan of msi brand but its cheap

    7750 to 7770 is maybe good for an extra 10-15 fps

    also take a look at this chart..the 7770 is one teir higher.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  8. or u can go amd
    it is cheaper and allow u to hv more cash for ur gpu
  9. Thanks for replies everyone! I've come into some more money and decided to go with a Radeon 7870 Ghz Edition.
  10. this is great news! enjoy your new GPU
  11. Thanks! I might even go with the 7950. Thanks for the help and advice everyone!
  12. Best answer selected by calamita3.
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