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Not sure which card to get?

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December 10, 2012 8:25:03 PM

I planned on getting the MSI 7870 but now I don't know if I should get something else. Is this considered balanced? Or should I get a more powerful card? This is my build. I want to be able to play games on high settings without it looking like crap or lagging.

Thanks any help is appreciated.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $918.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-10 17:18 EST-0500)

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December 10, 2012 8:40:25 PM

Well its a great build.

You will game like crazy :p 

Good Luck !
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December 10, 2012 8:40:41 PM

Well have you got the gpu you said $239.99 at newegg, I have seen it a lot cheaper than that on amazon if you want to have a look, gpu wise it's a beast of a gpu for the money, definitely go for it :) 
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