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Old April 2, 2012, 09:56 AM
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Hi,

I am planning to build a gaming rig for $1400 and i am planning to go in for the following

Intel i5-2500K processor
Asus P8Z68 V-PRO Motherboard
G.Skill RipjawsX 8Gb 1600Mhz RAM
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
Corsair 400R Mid-Tower Cabinet
Corsair 850W PSU
500GB Western Digital HDD
120GB Corsair SSD
23" Samsung LED Monitor


And I am confused as to which Graphic card should i go for, I have a budget of $300 for the graphics card.
Please suggest me a good graphics card and also have a look at the above config. and do let me know if there are any changes.

Thanx
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Old April 2, 2012, 09:58 AM
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EVGA 480's are $250 new, used 580's and 570's galore on HWC.
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Old April 2, 2012, 03:39 PM
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In your budget you could go for a used 570, an hd 7850 new, or wait out for Nvidia's new midrange cards to be released (not sure exactly when that will be). Those would be the only options I would consider.
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Old April 3, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Sapphire 7850 OC

Also, looks like a decent all around common sense build. I like it!
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Old April 3, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Hang in there for a 580 GTX. The prices will drop like a rock, once the 680s are more available.
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Old April 3, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Hang in there for a 580 GTX. The prices will drop like a rock, once the 680s are more available.
Look for a used card here on the forums. Nice build, 2500K is still the best bang for the buck IMO and will last a while for games.
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Old April 3, 2012, 12:32 PM
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used 580's are around 330 - 350 .. from what i see... like what other's said, i suggest you wait it out too. XD
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