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Need help with the best video card with my soon to be build

So I have everything ready to buy but I have an excess of $100-110 to spend on upgrading my video card. Here is my current build (I do not need OS(Windows 7), PSU(Antec 550W), Keyboard+Mouse, or a Monitor.)


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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACFZ13 36.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar H77MU3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total:$564.39 (This is the full total with Shipping+Tax included
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 23:20 EST-0500)

So what i want is maybe a upgraded video card that will perform better than the asus radeon HD 7770. If anyone can help link me a better video card for my open leftover money I would appreciate it. I would like to run BF3 at high settings if possible or as close with a good fps. Most games will be FPS shooters, MMOS.

Preferred websites are Nxic and newegg Thanks!!!
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  1. So your Budget is around $200 for GPU?
  2. if you budget it 100$ save it and get a better gpu when you have enough
  3. yes around that! :)
  4. Best answer
    Best is to save a little more like $30
    and get 7870 or GTX 660

    7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202010
    That is maybe you can get.

    Or else 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004

    You should be good in both cards:
  5. Best answer selected by Dqbars.
  6. Sumukh_Bhagat said:
    Best is to save a little more like $30
    and get 7870 or GTX 660

    7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202010
    That is maybe you can get.

    Or else 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004

    You should be good in both cards:
    http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/603/bench/BF3_02.png


    Thank you man! :) I will look into the 7870 right now. Thank you again for quick replies! you rule!
  7. Nice
  8. Thats why we are here ;)

    Yup, remove that Aftermarket CPU cooler.
    You don't need one with 3470. I too have that Processor.
    You cannot OC your 3470 too much. So, you don't need one.
  9. Or... don't buy the CPU cooler, since you won't be overclocking.

    You can also can drop the CD reader if it's only going to be used for installing Windows and games - that can all be done with a USB stick now.

    EDIT: Wow I'm slow.
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