Originally Posted by Seanc
well that is pushing a 1000 bucks and my budget was about 500 then 600 then 700 then 800 then 900 lol........cant keep bringing it up
haha. i see what you mean.
But you where the one bringing a core i5 into the budget at one point.
well in that case just go with the i3-3220 (Not the i3-2120 that is only 4 buck cheaper. that would be a shame)
well that card (the 7770) is also from the new series of AMD's Radeon lineup. it's almost equal to the 6850 which is 1 step high ranked in the previous generation so to speak. I found a benchmark where you can see the result on the 7770.
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You will see that it is not gonna hold much longer for upcoming games if you care about graphics.
The card you started with is a better card.
i found this : XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (FX-785A-ZNFC) - PCPartPicker
it's a XFX 7850. it's about 16 bucks cheaper then your chosen XFX 6870 and a little faster as well.
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so if you are choosing the I3-3220 and the XFX 7850 you are actually saving about 12 bucks (from your original build) AND you are getting a build with a little more overall performance at the same time.