Also I talked to this guy thats nothing but an acquaintance whos also some sort of computer programmer or something like that, he seems to think he knows everything about computers and I told him about my problems with the new 7870 I had, before I even told him what kind of card it was he was like "let me guess, its a radeon.... haha" he looked at me like I was an idiot and told me my system wasn't best compatible with that type of a card.... I dont even know if this guy is credible or just and idiot..... should I avoid radeon cards or was he just bias? That old card that crapped out on me was reccomended to me on these forums.
So I basically want a great card for gaming at 1920X1080 gaming, what should I go for?
Well, I think that guy doesn't know what he's talking about. As long as you have a PCI-E x16 slot, you're good to go. The problem with you is that you're unlucky and you get a faulty card, it shouldn't be a compatibility issue. Yet, I know that guy doesn't know about computers because he said 'let me guess, it's a radeon'. If you are saying the word 'Seventy-Eight Seventy' Then Straight I would say that's a radeon, without guessing . I'm leaning towards the 7950 because it performs better. Also, I hope your PSU is OK and from a good brand, because bad PSU can cause the system to fail too.