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February 20, 2013 2:44:32 PM

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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February 20, 2013 2:47:54 PM

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.
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February 20, 2013 2:49:36 PM

i play wow, poe, d3, starcraft mostly
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February 20, 2013 2:54:04 PM

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February 20, 2013 2:55:09 PM

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-car...

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!
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February 20, 2013 3:02:37 PM

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.
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February 20, 2013 3:28:59 PM

thanks for the feedback! i'll be going with the 7770
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