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I'm a new member and need some help on picking a graphics card. This is my first build and I am only guessing at every thing. The graphics card is the hardest part for me to pick. Here's the parts I've guessed at so far, ASUS P8Z77 V LX, Intel i5 3570K, Masscool 7WA868 cpu cooler, Sapphire Radeon HD 7770, mabe 2 cards, CM Storm scout 2 case, 2 Koolance Premium Hi performance 120mm x 38 ball bearing fans for the top of the case, and 2 for the front intake, Thermaltake Wo382 RU 750 watt psu. Any help would be great, thanks very much....
post #2 of 12
What's your budget?
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post #3 of 12
with such a powerful system you could easily go for a HD 7950 boost. definitely avoid going CF if you can easily get a single GPU. the sapphire HD 7950 boost is a good option for 300 bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

also you don't need anything more than 550 - 600w for a single GPU system. get a better PSU brand like Seasonic

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
Edited by raghu78 - 12/12/12 at 10:48pm
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post #4 of 12
If you want to do some moderate gaming, the 7950 is a great card. 7970 will last you longer. If you're just looking for low-budget you could get a 7850.
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Hi Guys. I was trying to stay at 500-600$ but it's looking like 800- 1000$. I really don't know yet. As I said I'm only guessing at every thing cuz it just looks rite... I really don't know what you even look for when you pick a graphics card. this is the first I ever tried to build a computer.
post #6 of 12
If you're trying for $800 I suggest the 7850.

If you want a step up, try the 7870 as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605
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Go with a 7950 boost. Generally the best price/performance card right now.
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I saw the cooler master storm scout 2 and feel in love with it, then I saw all the mods you guys are doing to them and I went wild I'm gona have so much fun building this it's something new to try. So I started checking parts and reading and it just keeps getting better and better. The vid card is just hard to figure cuz I don't know what to judge it on. I went by price..
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Originally Posted by starrunner View Post

Hi Guys. I was trying to stay at 500-600$ but it's looking like 800- 1000$. I really don't know yet. As I said I'm only guessing at every thing cuz it just looks rite... I really don't know what you even look for when you pick a graphics card. this is the first I ever tried to build a computer.

start a thread in the Intel General section titled " Gaming PC for USD xxx " . For 900 - 1000 bucks you can get a very powerful gaming PC. you will get a lot of suggestions. i will post a build.too thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/f/8/intel-general
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post #10 of 12
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I'll check the 7850, any certain kind? The Sapphire brand looked pretty good to me. I was kind of trying to stay in the 250$ range. That's why I said mabe 2 of the 7770's they are about 109-129 on tiger or new egg. Thanks so much for the help..
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