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Cheap but good graphics card? Is this a good rig?

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December 1, 2012 3:52:12 AM

I'm deciding to build my very first gaming rig, but I don't know what graphics card to choose. I'm on a budget and I don't want to spend more than around $500 maybe $550. I don't care for ultra and max settings, but I do want to be able to play the latest games at at least 30+ fps at at least medium-high settings (even games like far cry 3) . Also I want to be able to use texture mods for older games like Fallout 3. I'm using a 24 inch TV that is Full HD and has a PC plug in and obviously HDMI.

My rig is (as of now):

- GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

- Saphire HD 7750

- 500W supply

- 4 GB RAM

- i3-3220

If you have any suggestions that could save me money and/or get me a better product for a better deal I'd love to know. I heard the Saphire 7750 is a low performance graphics card so I am a little sketchy on that, but otherwise I feel solid about the rig.

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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 4:58:49 AM

I would definitely consider upping the anti slightly with the HD 7770. It is worth the $10-15 dollar difference and is my choice for $119. Good Luck. The H61 might require a bios update since you are going to pick up an Ivy Bridge CPU which would be an unpleasant experience for a first time builder.

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

It even comes with free 8gb of GSkill 1600 memory!

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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 5:09:31 AM

Get a radeon 7850 or GTX 660.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 6:59:26 AM

id go with a 7770. its faster than 7750 while being a little more expensive.
however 7750 does not require a 6 pin connector so thats also to be considered.
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