Is this a good deal? (GTX 550 ti)

I was going to get a 6850 but I have no means of gaining money unless it's handed to me so should I just get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

I want play some of the following games on High/Max Settings with at least 30 FPS:

-Crysis: Warhead
-Blacklight Retribution
-Guild Wars 2
-Minecraft W/ Shaders Mod
-PlanetSide 2
and so on...

I know those are pretty demanding game but I was just wanted to know how good they can run.

-Thanks
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  1. It depends on the resolution. Still you wont have good performance. I suggest to take one of the following, the best you can afford. It is not a bad deal $100 550ti, but 7770 has much better performance.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131477&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102968&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards
  2. XXStavrosXX said:
    It depends on the resolution. Still you wont have good performance. I suggest to take one of the following, the best you can afford. It is not a bad deal $100 550ti, but 7770 has much better performance.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131477&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102968&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards


    I know but they aren't on sale right now :/

    I found some videos playing games with it as well and they aren't that bad:

    Dishonered: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKcvrwb9DpQ

    Crysis 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqcsQUQ72vQ

    Minecraft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ffnprfPlo

    IDk, I just thought it might do well, but if I should just save, tell me now.
  3. heres me playing minecraft with a gtx 550ti http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmGwJqWX3DM
  4. XXStavrosXX said:
    It depends on the resolution. Still you wont have good performance. I suggest to take one of the following, the best you can afford. It is not a bad deal $100 550ti, but 7770 has much better performance.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131477&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102968&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards


    I agree with Stravros, 7770 is much better performance-wise. Here's some detailed comparison you might want to look at with the two. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=541 As you can see majority of the results goes to 7770, but although you might have different system spec with the ones they're using, so yes, do more a little research with your spec first before convincing yourself which to buy.
  5. Here are the rest of my Specs:

    CPU: i5-3550

    PSU: 650W

    RAM: 8 GB

    Screen Res: 1600 x 900
  6. Start saving $15 and grab a 7770.
  7. XXStavrosXX said:
    Start saving $15 and grab a 7770.


    When you say it like that, it seems like it'll be pretty easy to get :D
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