Best GPU to go with the rest of my First CPU build?
I just built my first pc and the only thing that I really have left to add is the Graphics card. What would be the best card to go with the rest of the components that I have in the system. I don't really plan on overclocking but I would like to have a good frame rate on most current games. I have my cpu info in the description if you need anything else to give me ideas just let me know. Any ideas are appreciated.
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Do you have a budget? Best card would be GTX 680, obviously, but not many can afford it.
GTX 670 would be a nice fit as well. It goes for as low as $370 today.
I may go with a top of the line in a few months but in the mean time what card is the best bang for your buck...
Sorry I left that off it is a K series so it is unlocked
Ok here are the specs
Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI Motherboard Intel i7- 3770K Processor Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750W PSU OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD WD 2 TB HD G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM LG BD/DVD Burner LG DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium
as for budget I was thinking (for now) around 250ish In a year or so I may buy top of the line...
The MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK is the MSI Lightning's smaller brother. It uses the company's signature Twin Frozr II dual-fan cooler. MSI has also increased the clock speeds of the HD 7870 HAWK to 1100 MHz GPU and 1200 MHz memory.$250ish MSI R7870 HAWK Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Free sleeping dogs game w/ purchase, limited offer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127681#top
Wait for a bit then get Asus GTX 670 DC2. It's a beautiful beast and has the best cooling. I got one and its worth the money. I've OCd mine to 1200MHz/6200MHz and the temps don't go beyond 58 right now and still whisper quiet. I intend to get a second one on Black Friday.
I just built a similar system to yours. Went with the 7870 at a great price.
You don't have a Microcenter in your neck of the woods? I was able to pick up a 3770k for about $269.99. Can get a systemboard at the same time from them and get up to a $100 off the price. Their prices on somethings are cheaper then Newegg's prices at times. Another option is to downgrade down to the 3570k processor. It goes for about $189 at Microcenter. It just does not have Hyper-threading. Could use the money saved towards your Video card.
At that price, you have two choices: HD 7870 or GTX 660. Whichever company you like better - they are about equal, the Radeon performing better in some games, and the Geforce in others.
I'd choose an overclocked GTX 660 for about $250 (with shipping), but that's my preference.
It looks like 660's tend to run about 30-50 $ more than the 7870 if they are comparable I may try out a 7870.
the 7870 is slightly better than the 660 in most games other than bf3 and a few other games that favour the nvidia cards.
not to mention the xfx 7870 at 229.99 after MIR at us.ncix is cheaper than the 660
It maybe sad but I may choose the 660 just for borderlands 2
There's nothing sad about it, it's actually a good deal .
well the amd cards have sleeping dogs and dirt showdown