Hi everyone, this is my first time building a gaming computer so far i'm going with a Intel Core i5 3570 Gen3 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor, With 8GB of RAM, i'm just a little stuck on the Graphics card, i am debating between:
I will be using a 21.5 inch monitor at decent sized resolution, and pretty much want the best performance for gaming, i'd like to see what everyone has to say, thanks in advance. I know i could use a max resolution but probably won't, please suggest the best card for me.
Games i mainly plan on playing:
Guild Wars 2 - Medium - High graphics
Blacklight Retribution - Medium - High graphics
MW3 - Any graphics
BF2 - Any graphics
Skyrim - Medium - High
Which titles do you intend to play? If you want to play metro 2033, and Crysis on max settings at 1920x1080 then I'd at least go with an overclocked 7950 and you'd probably barely get playable framerates. There's a considerable leap in price to that card from the 7770 though. If you're okay with sacrificing some picture quality then you could use a 7850 to run any title at medium to high settings with a decent frame rate. The 7770 will run Metro 2033 at 1920X1080 at medium presets but it's just above playable quality and I'd be concerned about future titles and playability. Check out the benchmarks below!
Thanks for the feedback, i have a few questions, because my monitor is going to be 21.5 inches, does it mean i have to play 1080 x 1920 to have full screen, or can i play in windowed lower resolutions, if so, will i need anything extremely better than the 7770 i won't be playing in maxed setting all the time, so what do you think?