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

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December 28, 2012 2:24:25 AM

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.)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

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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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 2:28:02 AM

So your Budget is around $200 for GPU?
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December 28, 2012 2:29:08 AM

if you budget it 100$ save it and get a better gpu when you have enough
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December 28, 2012 2:29:25 AM

yes around that! :) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 2:32:37 AM

Best is to save a little more like $30
and get 7870 or GTX 660

7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That is maybe you can get.

Or else 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You should be good in both cards:
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December 28, 2012 2:35:23 AM

Best answer selected by Dqbars.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 2:37:27 AM

Nice
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 2:37:34 AM

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.
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a c 85 U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 2:39:58 AM

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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