Which Graphics Card?

So i have decided to build a new rig. Here are the Specifications.

i5 3570K
Crucial 8GB DDR3 Ballistix
CIT Vantage Midi Mesh 4 Fans.
MSI H61M-P31-G3
Cit 650W PSU

So my question is what graphics card is best for around 120 pounds. I'm considering an evga gtx 550ti or a vtx3d 7850.
(the 7850 is around 125 pound's but has had bad reviews so im leaning towards the 550ti which is 80 pounds).
I am playing at 1024x768 resolution so which would be best and last a few years. ( so i have enough for a new monitor and graphics card)
Thanks
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  1. Well on your budget i go for a 7770 http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/mr/amazonuk/asus-video-card-hd7770dct1gd5 tests and reviews says HD 7770 is better, even in heavy AA and high resolution that stresses the memory bandwidth and ROPs. Both cards uses different architecture and memory optimizations so direct comparison isn't necessarily accurate. The HD 7750 is more on par with the GTX 550 Ti.Comparison http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=536
  2. Hd 7850 is way way faster than gtx 550ti.hd 7850 would be best for your future upgrades.look for saphhire,gigabyte hd 7850
  3. The 7850 is a lot better card, but at that resolution, the 550 ti will work. Are those your only two choices?
  4. Its like this: hd 7750/6770/gtx 650 < gtx 550ti < hd 7770 > gtx 650ti < hd 7850.
  5. Those aren't my only choices just looking for a good card that can run wow, guild wars 2 and skyrim on highest settings with no aa in that price range. The reason im leaning towards the 550ti is because it looks so good (evga's version)
  6. For your current resolution any hd 7750/gtx 650 or 550ti is enough to max games.
  7. There is no reason to have a 3570K with that motherboard because you won't be able overclock. You could save a lot of money and go with an i5-3470 or even more with a i3-3220. Your build is a mismatch and you'll be able to get a much more balanced rig if you get appropriate parts instead of going all out on the cpu and having nothing left for the rest of the build. What is your budget? If you have already bought these, then I'd return the i5. Also I've never heard of the maker of that PSU. You should always go with a trusted brand, i.e. Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, Antec, etc.

    This build is a little more along the lines of a balanced build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ELNl
  8. if you're keeping that monitor for 2 more years, might as well save money and get the 550ti then
  9. You cannot find a good 7850 for your budget i do not think but if you can find a asus,msi,Gigabyte, Saphhire then by all means buy it.
  10. My budget is 400pound
  11. jthill909 said:
    There is no reason to have a 3570K with that motherboard because you won't be able overclock. You could save a lot of money and go with an i5-3470 or even more with a i3-3220. Your build is a mismatch and you'll be able to get a much more balanced rig if you get appropriate parts instead of going all out on the cpu and having nothing left for the rest of the build. What is your budget? If you have already bought these, then I'd return the i5. Also I've never heard of the maker of that PSU. You should always go with a trusted brand, i.e. Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, Antec, etc.

    This build is a little more along the lines of a balanced build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ELNl


    Thanks for your help i have now changed my choice.
    i3 3220
    Gigabyte 7870 2GB GDDR5 (THREE COOLERS!!)
    8GB Crucial
    Cit Vantage
    Same Motherboard (because i need the ps2 for my mouse and keyboard as i have gotten used to gaming with them)
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