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Whats the better deal??? 7850 v 7870 v gtx 660

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February 27, 2013 11:16:23 PM

Ok here's my deal I just finished(well almost) my first pc build in a long time, I'm looking to spend no more than around 230 on a new graphics card. My options so far are

MSI 7850 Twin Frozr OC 2gb for $189

PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 2gb for $222

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC for $220

I kinda want to go for the 7850 to keep my budget down, is the cost of the others worth the extra cash? I play bf3, skyrim, deadspace, COD and similar.

Current Rig Specs:
cpu 3570k
mb biostar tz77xe3
ram 8gb corsair vengeance 1600
psu cx600
case CM storm enforcer

Also if anyone could suggest a good cpu heatsink on the cheaper side. I was thinking the Hyper 212 evo or the XIGMATEK Dark Knight II.
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February 27, 2013 11:45:13 PM

Out of those, the 7870 is the best option. I prefer other brands to powercolor, but if your budget is tight, go for the best deal.

The hyper 212 evo is the best cpu cooler under $30. Can't go wrong with that.
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February 27, 2013 11:51:15 PM

Dont worry about buying powercolor. They are a fine brand and their pcs cards overclock the best due to cherry picked chips.
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February 27, 2013 11:51:45 PM

I second the choice of 7870 and 212 evo. And avoid, as mentioned by Norlag, Powercolour and I add XFX. All the best!
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February 28, 2013 2:23:30 AM

Alright I think ill stick with the evo then. As for the gpu how big of a step up is the 7870 and 660 compared to the 7850? I have heard the 7850 overclocks well. I'm trying to stay cheaper so my ssd budget can be a little bigger. If the cards are a large improvement over the 7850 I'm definitely willing to get them. Also if I went the 7850 route would crossfiring them later on be worth it?
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