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I'm debating between purchasing a used XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 (HD-687A-ZDFC) and a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100358VXL Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition. The games that I play aren't too graphics intensive, but I am currently using an MSI n430gt, and I think it's about time to get rid of it. Which card should I go with? Sorry if this comes off as a newbie question, but any feedback is greatly appreciated.

here's my current set up:
i5-3570k cpu
asus p8b75-v mobo
corsair cx600 psu
8gb g.skill ddr3 ram
300gb wd raptor hdd
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    What games are you playing?
    Personally... When it comes to pc components I am weary of used parts. You just never know how hard someone has used it or what they have done.
    I'd go with the 7770.
  2. i play wow, poe, d3, starcraft mostly
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  4. icedc00ly said:
    I'm debating between purchasing a used XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 (HD-687A-ZDFC) and a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100358VXL Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition. The games that I play aren't too graphics intensive, but I am currently using an MSI n430gt, and I think it's about time to get rid of it. Which card should I go with? Sorry if this comes off as a newbie question, but any feedback is greatly appreciated.

    here's my current set up:
    i5-3570k cpu
    asus p8b75-v mobo
    corsair cx600 psu
    8gb g.skill ddr3 ram
    300gb wd raptor hdd

    The 7770 is 1 tier below the 6870 according to Tom's chart.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html

    I don't know that you would notice a difference in performance. key word - NOTICE, I would recommend getting the 7770 as it is newer technology and probably uses less power than the 6870.
    Good Luck!
  5. icedc00ly said:
    i play wow, poe, d3, starcraft mostly

    Ya your more then fine with the 7770.
    Im still using a 9800gt for my WoW computer lol.
  6. thanks for the feedback! i'll be going with the 7770
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