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Graphics card for budget gaming - 7770, 7850, or 7790 all are 2GD5

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
September 26, 2013 11:15:34 AM

I'm going to be building my first gaming computer and am trying to decide between the ASUS Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 2GD5 $114.99, MSI Radeon HD 7850 R7850-2GD5/OC $119.99, or the GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7790 GV-R779OC-2GD5 $149.99 video cards. I also don't know what wattage of power supply I will need. The rest of my set up is as follows:

COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 and 12CM Cougar Fan - $29.99

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX - $99.99

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $54.99

Team Elite 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TED38G1600HC1101 - $57.99

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $79.99

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $49.99

MSI R7850-2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $119.99

Rosewill RFA-120-RL 120mm 4 Red LEDs LED Case cooler (x2) - $9.98

NewEgg Cart Grand Total = $555.38

I'm trying to stay between $500-$600. Thanks for all the help!

Edit: added prices for vid cards, 2 120mm fans, and PSU

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September 26, 2013 12:10:38 PM

clutchc said:
If your budget can afford it, get the HD 7850. It's the fastest obviously. Followed by the 7790 and 7770 in that order.
Use a PSU calc to get an idea of your PSU size. Then buy a high quality one.
You're probably going to want a 500W+ PSU.

Here is a tiered list of PSU by quality:

That definitely fits my budget and I think I found a good 500w corsair PSU to go with it... I don't know how to mark as solved or answered or whatever but I think that answers my question and I am good to go now.
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