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Z77 extreme4, i5 3570K, 550w PSU = Which GPU?

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December 3, 2012 12:14:19 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: ~$200

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming for longevity. Current games I need to play are Skyrim and BF3 w/min 60fps at max settings. Resolution min of 1400x900

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: No GPU right now. OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qFkQ

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Don't care

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Ok long story short, I found out that my old 9800GT I was going to use temporarily is not compatible with my mobo. It just freezes up and won't post at all. So, I'd like to get a new GPU. I was going to do this anyway, but it's just going to be a lot sooner now.

For those that are wondering, I picked up the fatality about a year and a half ago, didn't do a ton of research at the time but it seemed reasonable for the price. I'd like to get a GPU without upgrading my PSU, but if it's unavoidable, I'd rather get the GPU and PSU at the same time then have to try and split it all up...

These are the ones that been recommended to me recently: 7770 HD, 660ti, and 7870 ghz. I am willing to bend the budget a little if there's a great deal.

Thank you in advance to whomever can help! :sol: 

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December 3, 2012 12:21:47 AM
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December 3, 2012 12:27:24 AM

My vote is for the 7870.
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December 3, 2012 12:36:11 PM

Best answer selected by swordofsekmet.
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December 3, 2012 12:36:33 PM

Awesome! Thanks I put in my order for the 7870 ghz!
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April 5, 2013 4:34:00 AM

Hello sir i would like to ask if z77 extreme 4 , 15 3570, 550 PSU and 7870 ghz works perfectly because im planning on buying the same specs too
THANKS :) 
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April 5, 2013 5:37:48 AM

Boom Cycle said:
Hello sir i would like to ask if z77 extreme 4 , 15 3570, 550 PSU and 7870 ghz works perfectly because im planning on buying the same specs too
THANKS :) 


Hey there, yeah it works great! I did have some weird graphical issues w/Skyrim in the beginning, but I found out it was because I had to do a completely clean install of the drivers for the 7870. Everything that's unmodded has been smooth as butter. Still going strong!
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