I forgot to update the gpu but tigerdirect is has a good deal on the 7850. 194.99 after rebate.http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3526763&CatId=7387
I'm actually trying to stay away from buying parts online, I would like to buy everything local.
oh I hate nvidia products, everything I ever had by them has died on me...
the 7870 is like in the 250's I don't want to spend that much since the 7850 is in the 190's and still a great cardhttp://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
trying to stay under 800 but you know the lower the better