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Graphics Card that can max out in borderlands 2

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January 14, 2013 1:26:41 AM

Okay, so im building my first computer and am learning everything about them in the process. I basically just want to know what the title says.

I currently looking at a GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition and wasnt sure if this would work. Im assuming it does but like i said this is my first computer im building and im just now learning about this stuff. if this isnt good enough can someone tell me what is? thanks
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January 14, 2013 1:51:08 AM

I don't have the game but it seems like based on Techspot's review, a 7870 can max out the game no problem.

What's the rest of your system specs? We want to make sure there's no (or little) bottlenecks and/or your psu can provide enough power for the card.
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January 14, 2013 1:56:44 AM

I know this will start an idiotic flame war but if you're going to play Border Lands 2 why don't you buy an nvidia card so you can take advantage of all the game has to show..... meaning physx?

and don't think it doesn't add anything to the game. google it to get your answer don't listen to one sided stories. lots of side by side vids out there.
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January 14, 2013 2:19:38 AM

EzioAs said:
I don't have the game but it seems like based on Techspot's review, a 7870 can max out the game no problem.

What's the rest of your system specs? We want to make sure there's no (or little) bottlenecks and/or your psu can provide enough power for the card.


Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912

MOBO: BIOSTAR TA990FXE

psu: CORSAIR Enthusiest series TX650 V2 650W

CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi

and you know the GPU
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January 14, 2013 2:34:15 AM

pwned4life said:
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912

MOBO: BIOSTAR TA990FXE

psu: CORSAIR Enthusiest series TX650 V2 650W

CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi

and you know the GPU


Your system is fine but the CPU will bottleneck the card although it will probably still be playable. You can get an aftermarket CPU cooler and overclock your CPU if you want to reduce the bottleneck.
January 14, 2013 2:53:58 AM

EzioAs said:
Your system is fine but the CPU will bottleneck the card although it will probably still be playable. You can get an aftermarket CPU cooler and overclock your CPU if you want to reduce the bottleneck.


what would you recomend for a CPU then?
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January 14, 2013 2:59:51 AM

i5-3470 and H77 motherboard if you're not into CPU overclocking.

If you want to overclock the CPU, get an i5-3570K and a Z77 motherboard. Also, make sure to get a decent CPU cooler as well like the Cooler Master Hyper 212+/EVO
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January 14, 2013 3:00:17 AM

If you still want to go AMD, then an 8350 is your best bet for a gaming cpu. The Intel equivalent is in the 3570k range. Personally, I have a 3570k and use a 6870 and I can max out Borderlands 2 at 1080p. That game is about 75% CPU heavy and the rest relies on the GPU.
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