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Is it only Infinite maxed out, or all of the games? Sorry, the grammar is confusing tongue.gif Also, was it necessary to mention it would be for a 14 year old? Isn't he/she going to play 18+ rated games either way? biggrin.gif

Hello! Sorry for the confusion. I mean all of the games. And yes, that is true. lol
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What kind of cpu are you using as well?

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What is the resolution of the monitor being used?
Right now I am using a 1280 x 1024 monitor but I'm planning on purchasing a new 1080p monitor while I am out.
post #12 of 19
Realistically you are not going to max out Far Cry 3 in 1080p with that budget. You will be able to have some eye candy if using a 7870 (~$250) or even a 7950 if you can get it used. The 7870 should max out Infinite and BF3.
    
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OP if you want to stay within USD 250 go for HD 7870 Tahiti LE. Sapphire HD 7870 XT has a good cooler.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7670961

if you can spend a bit more go for Sapphire HD 7950 boost

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
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Just do some eco, then buy that 7970 and we do not talk again about it for years biggrin.gif

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OP if you want to stay within USD 250 go for HD 7870 Tahiti LE. Sapphire HD 7870 XT has a good cooler.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7670961

if you can spend a bit more go for Sapphire HD 7950 boost

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

This.

There's also another boost model (here) for $270 AR too, if you move budget up from the Tahiti XT.
Edited by candy_van - 4/2/13 at 12:44pm
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post #17 of 19
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Bioshock infinite isn't out yet so I don't know about that.

Uh??? What?

I would go for the 7870 Myst edition. It has the Tahiti GPU and overclocks fairly well. Youtube reviews claim its kinda like a "7930"
post #18 of 19
I would also recommend a 7870 GHZ, the GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD in particular. Also I'm pretty sure all 7870's come with Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider.
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^ Really doesn't make sense to get a regular 7870 when the Tahiti versions go for only a few bucks more.
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