I have a quick question

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Hello I am building a computer, so far I only have a gigabyte z77-ds3h (no amazing I know), and a case. I plan on using an i5-3570k, w 8 gb ram, and all the other less important stuff. So far I am thinking of a 7850 for my gpu maybe a gtx 660 (not ti, I cant afford it). Is there graphics card for less, that would deliver decent performance on high or ultra for games like planetside2, metro, saints row, battlefield 3 (and 4 if they make one)? I have looked at gtx 560 and 570 ti, 6850 cards, but ive seen benchmarks and hey are good, but no great. Any help?
 

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7850 is great price/performance when you can get it on sale or with a rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
 

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realistically I don't have a budget but im not willing to spend much more then 200 on a gpu, and I will go with probably a 600 or 750w psu, 8gb of 1666mhz ram, some dvd writer reader thingy, 1tb hdd at least, i5 3570k, gig z77-ds3h mobo, cooler master elite 430 black and then the gpu
 

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what is the price point of that, if it is a bit over 200 I will do it cause I doubt the i5 would bottle neck
 

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it will be but I am getting the i5 to be future proof (ik about haswell), but I do not plan on upgrading for a couple years (cpu and mobo), I will only up my gpu because it is a gaming rig.the i5 should handle better cards than a 7850, and even 7870 (which I found some for cheap), or better as I upgrade later on
 
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/zdth
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/zdth/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/zdth/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.58 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($123.58 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.00 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $770.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 19:32 EST-0500)

Base Total: $790.01
Mail-in Rebates: -$19.99
Total: $770.02

looking good :D

 

compnewb_12

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seeing as I already have a case and can find a 7870 for about 210, and I can save money if I only get 1 tb or 1.5 tb cause its all I need and can get more I fi need, im liking it
 
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/zeFT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/zeFT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/zeFT/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.58 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $448.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 21:19 EST-0500)

Base Total: $458.44
Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
Total: $448.44

 

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