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Help deciding ~$300 graphics card for new build

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July 21, 2013 8:04:51 PM

Bought pretty much everything except the gfx card (components listed below). With my budget being around ~300 a lot of people recommended I pick up a HD 7950 but I am just partial to Nvidia (Heard a lot of about driver issues with AMD not sure). Any recommendations, I want to be able to run games as close to ultra as possible with dual monitors with my budget at least for the next year. And I was told I don't have enough RAM but I thought it would be enough. Any suggestions would help. Thank you!

Current Parts:
Intel i7-3770k
ASrock Z77 Extreme 4
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
CORSAIR HX850 850W PSU
Western Digital WD Black 1TB
July 22, 2013 8:53:05 AM

I also posted on the forums of another site and they said that I need at least a gtx 770 if I want to have a dual monitor set up when running these games? I was planning on having one 23inch 1080p monitor play the games and on the other monitor like 1080p videos, netflix, etc. Still go with the 760 then?
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July 22, 2013 10:07:25 AM

mnaqvi1 said:
I also posted on the forums of another site and they said that I need at least a gtx 770 if I want to have a dual monitor set up when running these games? I was planning on having one 23inch 1080p monitor play the games and on the other monitor like 1080p videos, netflix, etc. Still go with the 760 then?


The 760 should be enough for that but if you want more power so consider the 7970 instead.

So you can up your budget to like 30 dollars more and get this card instead :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $329.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 13:06 EDT-0400)

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July 22, 2013 11:11:09 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
mnaqvi1 said:
I also posted on the forums of another site and they said that I need at least a gtx 770 if I want to have a dual monitor set up when running these games? I was planning on having one 23inch 1080p monitor play the games and on the other monitor like 1080p videos, netflix, etc. Still go with the 760 then?


The 760 should be enough for that but if you want more power so consider the 7970 instead.

So you can up your budget to like 30 dollars more and get this card instead :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $329.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 13:06 EDT-0400)



AMD may have decent cards but I really wanted to stick to Nvidia and I know they are more expensive so I guess I could push my budget up to ~$400.
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