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$200 budget gpu for gaming

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December 21, 2012 4:46:10 PM

Budget is around $200-$250 and I am planning on buying sometime this week if not next week no later.
What would go well with my i7 3770k and asrock extreme 4? Oh and my psu is a corsair hx850.

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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 7:55:27 PM

Well you can get either the HD 7870 or GTX 660 starting at around $200. If you go a little above your budget, then either a HD 7950 or GTX 660 Ti. You have to decide whether the extra performance is worth more money or not.
December 21, 2012 8:39:21 PM

Is there a big performance difference from the 7850 to the 7950? I will be running a multi monitor of 2-3 I feel the 660ti wouldn't suit me.
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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 8:43:01 PM

From a HD 7850 to HD 7950? Yes there is especially if you plan on gaming on more than one monitor.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 21, 2012 8:45:22 PM

Wait, is this a new computer for gaming?

You don't get ANY benefit when gaming from an i7 over an i5 - you'll have a way better computer spending $300 by saving $100 that'd be wasted in the CPU.

If it's not for gaming, then a 7850 will be fine.

From your other threads, yes, this is for gaming. Well bud, you just built yourself a very expensive pile of wasted money... You spent probably $250 too much on the motherboard and CPU, and way too much on the monitors... you need something like TWO 7950s to play smoothly on three monitors. Why would you choose the video card to crap out on and spend money for things that aren't at all helpful everywhere else?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 21, 2012 8:46:25 PM

7850 is fine, but id get a 7870 if u can afford it,
a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 8:51:34 PM

Just add 20 more bucks and GTX 660ti and an exclusive free copy of Assassins Creed III but in that case you will have to stick to one monitor.

Actually for multiple monitors, I guess your budget won't be able to cover that need, because your best choice out there to play "SMOOTHLY" on multiple monitors is to get an AMD HD 7970.
a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 9:08:40 PM

Like the others have said, your budget is not enough for a good multi-monitor gameplay experience. So it might make more sense to game on a single monitor with whatever card you ultimately decide to go with.
December 21, 2012 9:26:34 PM

Thank you all for your suggestions and advice. I guess multi monitor gaming isn't as necessary. I'll just have two monitors for now. One for gaming and another for browsing and other purposes
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a b 4 Gaming
December 21, 2012 9:30:50 PM

Wise choice. I'd recommend a GTX660 then :-)
a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 9:57:57 PM

GTX 660 all the way then

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December 21, 2012 10:05:39 PM

Well, if you're still going to buy the components listed, get the 3570k over the 3770k because for gaming, HT makes ZERO difference. Also, you could get a "lesser" board if your budget it a bit tight. Also, if you're not running SLI or Crossfire, then a 600w PSU should be fine with no worries. But, if all the components you already have and then there's no going back, then 660 is the way to go. If you can squeeze out $50 more and get $300, then you can get a very good 660 Ti which is well worth the extra cash. It's pretty much a 670 with a 25% smaller bus width.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 21, 2012 10:06:48 PM

+1 to that.
December 21, 2012 11:28:32 PM

Best answer selected by stevenk92.
December 21, 2012 11:33:57 PM

Thank you all for your comments and time to take a look at my question. I did not buy my cpu or motherboard so I will downgrade on that. The way I worded it might have confused some of you to believe that I already had the parts.
a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 11:38:36 PM

Just your luck that some people here happened to mention it. :)  Oh and +1 from me too. Good luck on your build!