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Hey guys, so I want to upgrade my system a little bit. I've had my 8600gt for a LONG time and it has been fun. Just one thing to point out, I don't game a whole lot (more of a light-casual gamer) so I was thinking of replacing the 8600 with a 6770 to play Diablo 3. I also game at 1680x1050. I know that a lot of people recommend the 6850 but as I mentioned I really don't game a whole lot and once I build my next pc in a year or so I'll get the "juicier" parts. Also, I want a new case (around $100 or less). The most important things for me are cable management and good air flow. I was thinking of either the HAF 922 or NZXT phantom 410. Thanks guys
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EDIT: I just realized I may be in the wrong section of the forums..oops

sapphire 6770

http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_558&item_id=038670

HAF 922

http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=023780

NZXT 410

http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=044284
 

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I was leaning towards the 410 as well
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And, is the 7770 worth the extra ~$25 over the 6770? Thanks again. +rep

Also, the Q6600 is at stock and the 7770 is PCIE 3.0 so I'm not sure how much performance I'm losing.
 

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Get this 460 its a bit better and it's cheaper ($99). It just consumes more power. (7770 vs 460). The NZXT Phantom 410 better IMO. I've seen both cases IRL but it's just personal preference.
 
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Thanks for that great suggestion! But, that 460 is discontinued and there is no more in stock at any location.
 

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Thanks for that great suggestion! But, that 460 is discontinued and there is no more in stock at any location.
Derp get this one then. Great cusomer service from EVGA too
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sweet..I'll look at it. Just one thing don't you think the 4xx are getting old now? But that bench against the 7770 was nice
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I live in Canada so the prices are even more expensive
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The 7770 is more in my price range but how much performance am I losing due to the stock q6600 and the lack of PCIE 3.0? +rep
 

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I live in Canada so the prices are even more expensive
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The 7770 is more in my price range but how much performance am I losing due to the stock q6600 and the lack of PCIE 3.0? +rep
Both cards I listed were from Canadian retailers
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You should try and Overclock that chip. Otherwise you might have a little trouble in certain CPU intensive games. BF3 multiplayer and Skyrim are both demanding when it comes to computer hardware. PCIE 3.0 means nothing right now, even the new GPUs do not utilize enough bandwidth for it to matter.

If you can overclock your current CPU, that should hold you over until Haswell.
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I'm just worried that I'll screw up lol..it seems easier to OC a SB
 

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Or get a Radeon 6850, which is better than both the 6770 and the 7770.
Basically the same as the 460 performance wise go for which ever is cheaper
 

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Basically the same as the 460 performance wise go for which ever is cheaper
I'm having trouble deciding between the 460 and 7770. The 460 is cheaper and has similar performance to the 7770 but the 7770 is newer.
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460 is a good midish range card for gaming. dont know much about the 7770 except its newer. i would vote go for the 460 just because the drivers are probably better seeing its been around for 2 years.

im not sure how demading graphics wise D3 is but i have a gtx460 and it plays BF3 on mostly high settings, with AA turned off just fine.
 

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someone actually posted that link which is why I still can't decide
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. Maybe I'll go with the 460, Nvidia drivers have been nice to me even though the card is 2 gens old.
 

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Take those HW compare graphs with some salt though. Personally I would choose lower heat production and power consumption for that price difference and go with the 7770. Those are the only two significant advantages though.

Could you squeeze the 6870/6850?
 

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If you want to compare the cards go to http://www.hwcompare.com/11906/geforce-gtx-460-vs-radeon-hd-7770/
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Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.
These are Theoretical benchmarks. Not the real deal. You should not use these when purchasing a card. Use http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12
 
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