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Best gpu for $180-200 paired with i3

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October 14, 2012 6:56:08 PM

Hi, this is going to be my first pc build. I already have all of the parts picked out, but im stuck on the Gpu. check it out here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k9nI

I'm mostly going to play (semi) older games (Borderlands, l4d2) but also some slightly more demanding ones (such as BF:BC2). I haven't been much of a PC gamer, because every single game ive played was on minimum settings at around 10 fps! Once i build the comp, however, I will get more serious games, such as BF3. Thanks in advance!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Any Time, doesn't matter
BUDGET RANGE: 180-210 USD

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming [look at top], schoolwork

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k9nI

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, amazon, anything that is reliable and is based in the U.S., unless it can ship for under 10 dollars from any other country

PARTS PREFERENCES: no
OVERCLOCKING: no
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: let me know if you have any recommendations for different parts I can choose for around the same price from the link

Thanks! (sorry if this was a long post, it's my first time)


EDIT: I found this card, so what do you think?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 14, 2012 7:24:43 PM

i advice you to buy nvidia 560 ti
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October 14, 2012 7:27:52 PM

+1
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October 15, 2012 11:23:30 PM

Are there any specific reasons?
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October 15, 2012 11:42:06 PM

And also, the 180 dollar min doesn't matter. What I really want if the best value.
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October 15, 2012 11:54:42 PM

thanks, but one last question. Should i get an i5 instead of an i3 (no overclock) and get a less expensive gpu?
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October 15, 2012 11:57:40 PM

somerandomasian said:
thanks, but one last question. Should i get an i5 instead of an i3 (no overclock) and get a less expensive gpu?

its always better to get the best gpu first and then just upgrade the cpu later as the gpu is more important in alot of games so get the i5 later down when you get the cash
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October 15, 2012 11:59:13 PM

Best answer selected by SomeRandomAsian.
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October 16, 2012 12:04:38 AM

your very welcome
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