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Please help me find a Video Card!

Hello!

This is my build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/reO0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/reO0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/reO0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.53 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $271.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

All I need on this build is a good graphics card to pair up with this set up. I am going to play games like Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Borderlands 2, Cod 4, and Fallout. I intend to play on at least high settings with good framerate. My budget is $200 on this card including shipping and mail-in-rebates. I prefer buying off of Newegg. My monitor is 1600x1200.

*Note this is running on Win XP 32, stated just for compatibility issues*

*I chose Intel because in the future I intend to buy an i5 or i7*

*Please tell me the exact card with a link of where to buy it from*

Thanks for your time! :D
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  1. 7850 or 7870.
  2. daswilhelm said:
    7850 or 7870.


    Can I get links? What are the differences?
  3. Here you go.
    sapphire hd 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
    or
    his hd 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161425

    **edit
    I'd probably go with the sapphire. I have the hd 7950 version of that model and I'm very happy with it.
  4. Have you bought these parts yet?
  5. links would be specific cards. im just throwing out ideas on where to start looking.

    the 7850 would come in under $200, and the 7870 would be a few dollars more than $200.

    here's a decent card -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125451
  6. Deemo13 said:
    Have you bought these parts yet?


    No, but I intend to when I get everything situated.
  7. Well, I wouldn't recommend a Z68 first of all. Either go for a B75 or a Z77 if you want to upgrade to an i5 in the future.

    That being said, that motherboard is dirt cheap.
  8. strife_ff7 said:
    Here you go.
    sapphire hd 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
    or
    his hd 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161425

    **edit
    I'd probably go with the sapphire. I have the hd 7950 version of that model and I'm very happy with it.


    The Sapphire sure seems to have good ratings! Maybe I'll check into that!
  9. Deemo13 said:
    Well, I wouldn't recommend a Z68 first of all. Either go for a B75 or a Z77 if you want to upgrade to an i5 in the future.

    That being said, that motherboard is dirt cheap.


    Thanks for letting me know!
  10. Deemo13 said:
    Well, I wouldn't recommend a Z68 first of all. Either go for a B75 or a Z77 if you want to upgrade to an i5 in the future.

    That being said, that motherboard is dirt cheap.


    Would this be better?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157314
  11. Deemo13 said:
    Well, I wouldn't recommend a Z68 first of all. Either go for a B75 or a Z77 if you want to upgrade to an i5 in the future.

    That being said, that motherboard is dirt cheap.

    It's a low end mobo from lat year, it isn't THAT bad. And you can, in fact put a sandy bridge i5 in there. The difference between sandy bride and ivy bridge is little if any. (Except usb 3.0)
  12. CheesyHotDogPuff said:
    It's a low end mobo from lat year, it isn't THAT bad. And you can, in fact put a sandy bridge i5 in there. The difference between sandy bride and ivy bridge is little if any. (Except usb 3.0)


    Okay, well does this look good now then?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rf45
  13. Best answer
    kassuba39 said:
    Okay, well does this look good now then?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rf45

    Good, but a few recommendations. Not a big deal, but I would get a western digital hard drive if it's a internal drive. - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236345 As well I would get a nice seasonic power supply, much better quality then antec. Seasonic builds some of antecs power supplies, dunno which ones though. - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094 It may push you over budget a little, but the lifespan of the
    components I suggested Imo is much better then then the ones you chose.
  14. Best answer selected by kassuba39.
  15. thanks for the help! i think im going to stick with the cheaper stuff though haha
  16. kassuba39 said:
    thanks for the help! i think im going to stick with the cheaper stuff though haha

    Yeah they work great for first builds. And one quick question. Why windows xp? No dx11 support.
  17. CheesyHotDogPuff said:
    Yeah they work great for first builds. And one quick question. Why windows xp? No dx11 support.


    I have on old unused copy of it. I think it's worth it instead of dumping $100 into win 7. Later when it bugs me enough I'll definitely upgrade though lol
  18. CheesyHotDogPuff said:
    Yeah they work great for first builds. And one quick question. Why windows xp? No dx11 support.


    btw, since you seem to be one of the only people to help me out, what does this mean?
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/374177-31-potential-compatibility-issue#t2829105

    thanks!
  19. It means no usb 3.0 for that case. Usb 3.0 is faster then usb 2.0. But since that mobo has usb 2.0 support, it should be fine. And If you are gaming, get windows 7. Unless you want all your games to look old. bf3 won't even boot on xp.
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