Advice on a gpu for $200 budget that will handle games well

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next two weeks

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (BF3, War Z, other moderately intense graphics games), Video editing, movie watching, day to day stuff

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel i5-3550, ASRock Z77 Pro3

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, other recommendations

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

I've been looking at HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850, but that almost seems like more than I need
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405

Would still like to keep within the 7000 class, but I'm new to this game and appreciate any input on anything you might be able to offer, even ranging to the CPU and mobo.

Overall, I'm looking for a PC that won't be quickly outdated!

Thanks in advance all!
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  1. Hi. If you're willing to consider that card for over $200, then why not go with this better card instead?

    HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404

    Since you're not in a hurry, there may be a better deal on the HD 7870 or one from other websites. The GTX 660 costs even less but I don't think you're interested.
  2. I'm keeping my options open, so your input is appreciated! I'll look into the GTX 660 a bit more, but like I said, I'm new into this and don't want to overspend my needs.
  3. Hd 7850 is minimum gtx 660 or hd 7870 would be future proof for that resolution.
  4. If you're looking at the HD 7850 2GB which usually starts at around $175 after rebate, then I think either the HD 7870 or GTX 660 at around $200 or less is money well spent at your resolution.
  5. duder14 said:
    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next two weeks

    USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (BF3, War Z, other moderately intense graphics games), Video editing, movie watching, day to day stuff

    CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V

    OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel i5-3550, ASRock Z77 Pro3

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, other recommendations

    OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

    I've been looking at HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850, but that almost seems like more than I need
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405

    Would still like to keep within the 7000 class, but I'm new to this game and appreciate any input on anything you might be able to offer, even ranging to the CPU and mobo.

    Overall, I'm looking for a PC that won't be quickly outdated!


    Thanks in advance all!


    Your name wouldn't happen to be William Ray? I know that's a odd question. Ignore it if you wish!

    The 7850 is a very capable card. It's a beast overclocker too! But if you are interested in physx or cuda cores. I would go with the 660.
  6. Nope that's not my name! Thanks again for the advice all, I'll be keeping a lookout for good deals in the coming weeks
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