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Great performance for the price.
Nvidia - GTX 660 Really good performance and only $220
AMD - HD 7870 Overclocks very well, close to stock 7950 performance for only $230 - $260
If you are willing to go to $300...
Nvidia - GTX 660 Ti A little better than 7950
AMD - HD 7950 Overclocks like a monster, can get to GTX 670 to possible GTX 680 performance.
All these cards listed can be powered no problem with your PSU.
7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
7950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
Both overclock very well for the price.
Edited by Deviin934 - 11/19/12 at 4:00pm
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Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot everyone!! I will probably go with a 7850 or 7870
    
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Not true at all. Since the OP wants to use it for Black Ops 2, the cards you recommended (650/660) wouldn't be enough for smooth fps:

Source

he has a 60hz monitor, your chart shows the 660ti running at an average of ~60 fps on full settings including 8xMSAA. That should be more than enough for smooth fps.
24 fps is what they human eye processes. the minimum fps it received was nearly double that. from personal experience anything above 45 fps is very playable, 50-60 is the general area you want to hit and anything 60+(~120hz) would be if you have an amazing graphics card + the monitor to handle it= only serious gamers usually have these.
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Your budget is $300, don't get anything except a 7950.
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Your budget is $300, don't get anything except a 7950.

7950.

I thought the 7870 Had some issues?
post #16 of 27
Yeah apparently they did, besides the 7950 is not that much more expensive and should overclock like a beast if need be, If you ask me there really isn't a reason to pick at 7870 over a 7950 at the moment. thumb.gif
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Yeah apparently they did, besides the 7950 is not that much more expensive and should overclock like a beast if need be, If you ask me there really isn't a reason to pick at 7870 over a 7950 at the moment. thumb.gif

agreed, a decent overclock 7950 with the latest drivers is probably one of the best bang for buck cards out atm. AMD have really picked up their game nowadays. my card although i have hit a wall at 1160 benches great at 1155 core clock on a mild OC 2600k. 10.5k on 3Dmark11 is pretty decent for what the card is..
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4986118
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I had a 7870 and ended up trading up to a 7950 (then I got crazy and bought a second one, but that's another story). The 7870 will play most games at max settings in 1080p with very little stuttering. If you're like me though, you'll want to be playing with NO stuttering. It really sucks to shell out $250 for a card that runs almost perfectly (accept when your FPS sinks to like 28 for a second every once in a great while). Drop the extra $50 on a 7950 and you'll be glad you did. If it's just not in your budget, then the 7870 is a superb card for overclocking and certainly nothing to scoff at. Stay away from the 7850, as it' just not going to be something you're happy to have a few years from now.
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post #19 of 27
OP has a budget of 150-300$, a 7870 should play the games he mentioned just fine and perfectly fits his budget.
A 7950, obviously is a better card and more future proof. Though he will be on the max of his budget or even getting over it a little.

Its up to him really. Want to have some leftover cash to spend on something else and play the games you mentioned just fine, then go for a 7870.
Want to be future proof but spend all the cash, then go for the 7950. Though for the games mentioned, i personally think a 7950 is a little overkill. Nevertheless, its the best bang for the buck for sure.

Good luck and have fun with your new GPU thumb.gif
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OP get the GIgabyte HD 7950 OC for 300 bucks. its just a suggestion that when you purchase a GPU go for the fastest within your budget. the HD 7950 is a performance beast. thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
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