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Im not sure what to get, money is tight and I'm getting a barebones kit seen here. I just need a video card to top it off, I'm deciding between two Sapphire cards 6870 or 7770. The only thing is the limited VRam, but I don't think I can swing 100 more bucks for 2 gigs of VRam. Thoughts?
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The 7770 is just below the 6850. In raw performance the 6870 beats the 7770 by miles, however the 7770 is more power efficient and supports some newer tech.
    
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Get the 6870 better bang for you buck. I own 2 of them and they play most games at high settings.
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Since the PSU coming with the case isn't very good, will it power either of these cards?
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post #5 of 14
Based on the psu you are using, I would get nothing more powerful or expensive as this: 5770 for $85 shipped. Should match up pretty well, but I would suggest a new power supply as that one is extremely bad - (ie up in smoke with the rest of your rig bad).
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Id wait until march when the 7850/7870 come out. The 6950/6970 should drop in price a little and you will have more options by then.
    
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What about this PSU, linky.
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What about this PSU, linky.

Significantly better. I would run it.
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I would wait for the Pitcairn series(7850/7870). They're really cheap according to this http://vr-zone.com/articles/amd-pitcairn-specifications-leak-radeon-hd-7850-hd-7870-coming/14948.html and it's even cheaper than the 5800 series when it came out. My friend's trying to sell me his 2x 6850s for $90 each so he could buy these 7850s when it comes out lol.
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I would wait for the Pitcairn series(7850/7870). They're really cheap according to this http://vr-zone.com/articles/amd-pitcairn-specifications-leak-radeon-hd-7850-hd-7870-coming/14948.html and it's even cheaper than the 5800 series when it came out. My friend's trying to sell me his 2x 6850s for $90 each so he could buy these 7850s when it comes out lol.

Those price seem wrong...
Why would a 7850 cost less than a 7770... From what I've heard (news on french tech site) ->
7850 1gb -> 220$
7850 2gb -> 250$
7870 -> 300$

http://www.presence-pc.com/actualite/Radeon-HD-7870-Radeon-HD-7850-Pitcairn-46732/#xtor=RSS-11
http://www.cowcotland.com/news/30364/kiki-veut-connaitre-les-specs-des-futurs-hd-78x0.html

90$ each 6850 and 2 of them... I would I've bought them right away.
    
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