I do live near a MicroCenter. That Radeon HD 7790 looks like a pretty good deal. How much better is the 7850? I'm price conscious, but I'm also the type that can't pass up spending a few extra bucks if its really worth it.
That HIS 7790 at Microcenter is a GREAT deal, get it. This TR review
summarizes performance in Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, Sleeping Dogs, BL2, Skyrim, and BF3. The 7850 is roughly 20% faster than a 7790. However, the cheapest 7850 (1GB) sells for around $140 = 40% more. That's only 20% more performance for 40% more price.....Just putting some numbers up for Vargis'
Noise level doesn't really matter to me, as currently I can't hear my system AT ALL when it runs.
Good, keep it that way. That's the goal for HTPCs.
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Main: i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-M, MSI RX480 8G, 500GB Crucial BX100, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 16GB 1600MHz G.Skill @1.25V, EVGA 550-G2, Silverstone PS07B
HTPC: A8-5600K, MSI FM2-A75IA-E53, 4TB Seagate SSHD, 8GB 1866MHz G.Skill, Crosley D-25 Case Mod