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
Optical Drive Asus Dvd Burner (Enough to Install Windows)
Case Zalman Z9 U3
Thanks in advance -Ian
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.