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MSI Hawk 7870 or EVGA 660 FTW signature 2

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November 21, 2012 1:51:31 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today or tomorrow

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching youtube videos, etc.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: inte hd 4000 and ocz modxstream 600w

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
i5 3570k- stock
ASRock pro3 z77
8gb kingston blue ram

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com tigerdirect.com and at microcenter.com (or in store

PARTS PREFERENCES: none, but my Motherboard does not support sli

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: eventually if possible

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: will play battlefield 3, skyrim, assasins creed 3, borderlands 2, batman arkham city the most

Links:

MSI-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 21, 2012 2:01:55 PM

Go for the HD7870 it is faster and can be overclocked massively but as a side note at that resolution you don't need to invest too much money on a GPU. A 7850 can easily max out all games at 1280x1024.
November 21, 2012 2:14:20 PM

Well, since I was going to get assassins creed 3 anyway, wouldn't that be a better deal?
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