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Best graphics card for new build

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September 6, 2012 6:40:38 PM

I'm building my first computer. I've received some great help from this forum already and I think I'm nearly ready to buy the components, but I'm still not completely sure about the graphics card I should get. I don't mind playing games on lowered settings and I'm not a massive gamer, so initially I thought I should get a HD7770. However, I want the graphics card to last maybe 4 years, so should I get a more expensive card? The current proposed build is listed below along with other possible cards I've looked at. Any suggestion/opinions would be great.

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/gzRz

Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£145.06/US$220.00 @ CCL Computers)
ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£66.11/US$100.00 @ Amazon UK)
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.88/US$70.00 @ Amazon UK)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.87/US$90.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£90.92/US$140.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.17/US$45.00 @ CCL Computers)
XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.99/US$75.00 @ Amazon UK)
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67/US$20.00 @ CCL Computers)

TOTAL £499.67/approxUS$760.00

Alternative Cards

Asus ENGTX560 DC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 1GB (£133.97/US$205.00 @ Dabs.com)
Sparkle SX560T1024D5MH GTX 560 Ti 1GB (£158.54/US$240.00 @ Amazon UK)
XFX FX-785A-CNJC HD 7850 2GB (£154.79/US$235.00 @ Scan.co.uk)


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September 6, 2012 6:52:30 PM

Take the 7850, it will serve longer. With so much money spend already don't go cheap on the gpu and find out in 1 or 2 years you want more power.

Wow ; a 7850 cheaper than the 560ti. LoL.
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