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January 10, 2013 7:54:57 PM

Hello I just built my first computer and have a question. I did not get a gpu because I didn't have enough money at the time. I could purchase a low end one soon around $75 like a 6670. Or i could Wait 1-3 months gather some more money and hope for a price drop and get a 7850-7870.

Here are my specs
CPU
Amd Phenom x4 945
corespeed: @3.30 MHz

RAM
Kingston HyperX
1600
8gb

Cooling
Hyper 212+

Motherboard
Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS
Hard Drive

Power
Cosair GS600

Graphics
Mobo

Optical Drive
Asus Dvd Burner (Enough to Install Windows)

Case
Zalman Z9 U3

Thanks in advance
-Ian

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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 8:30:04 PM

Hi. What's your monitor resolution? If you want to game at high resolution like 1920 x 1080 and can wait, I suggest waiting for a better card.
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January 10, 2013 8:44:53 PM

Right now my monitor res is 1920 by 1024 i belive. But once i get a Gpu my next upgrade will be a 1080p monitor.
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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 8:51:26 PM

For that resolution you should go with at least the HD 7850 as you've said. Since the price difference between the HD 7850 2GB and the HD 7870/GTX 660 isn't that much, I suggest going with those instead if you can.
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January 10, 2013 9:05:48 PM

Okay I think I will suffer with the mobo graphics and not being able to play Planetside 2 for a few months and get a beast of a graphics card instead. Thanks for the help. ALso one more thing whats better the 7870 or 660?\

Thanks again
Ian
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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 9:13:44 PM

I can't answer that since they're not that different. You can find many threads on this subject here and you'll have plenty of time to decide. I personally go with the cheapest one since I don't prefer one over the other. You're welcome.
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January 10, 2013 9:19:00 PM

Best answer selected by istratmoen.
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