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Graphics Upgrade

When I built my system I did have enough money to add a graphics card and went with stock graphics, but now I have $120 to spend on upgrades. This is my current build.

CPU: Intel Ivy Bridge I3 3220 (3.4 Ghz Quad Core)

Mobo: ASRock H61-iCafe

RAM: x2 DDR3 4Gb 1333Mhz

PSU: 550W Stock

Case: Smilodon

The Mobo has 2 PCi2 Express sockets and I was thinking a better PSU and 2 lower end GPUs? Whats gonna be best in the long run? I use the computer for schoolwork and Minecraft.
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  1. radeon 7770 Ghz edition
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100358l

    this would be a lot better (around 50%) but its quite a bit more money
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx785aznl4
  2. Would this GPU be good?
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-01gp42652kr

    Is it only that cheap because it is power-hungry or something I cant see?
  3. Best answer
    nahhh.. here look... the reason i list the one i did was because it is a cheap gpu and its a Ghz (which is basically overclocked or factory "tuned" lets say) you can get a cheaper regular 7770radeon for about 100$

    here are the benchmarks
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-geforce-gtx-650-benchmark,3297-24.html


    ooooh if you live by microcenter
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7770pmd1gd5
  4. Could I buy two lower end ones for the same performance? I have 2 x16 PCI slots
  5. orthokid said:
    Could I buy two lower end ones for the same performance? I have 2 x16 PCI slots


    No, single gpu setups are much better.
  6. Best answer selected by orthokid.
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