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August 10, 2013 1:07:40 AM

Greetings.

I have been somewhat out of the loop since... 2008. My setup up till last week was a e8400@4.05ghz, x38-ds4, and 2x 4870 512's in crossfire powered by a HX1000 psu. Last week I did a new build on a 4670k @ 4.4ghz, z87x-uh5h, and transported my hx1000 over. However I am now in the market for a new gpu setup. I am currently still on my old trusty FW900 monitor but plan to move to a new 27inch monitor. I mostly game. Specifically mmorpgs. Eyeballing EQnext and a few others.

But as much as I read.. I fear there has been just too much of a gap between my builds. So I was hoping if anyone could offer me advice. Buying, say, the Titan is not something I would ever do. However the 780gtx is within reason. Yet I would possibly use it with another 780gtx eventually. I wouldn't really be against using ATI again, but again, out of the loop and crossfire has left some...bad memories.

The idea, however, is what gpu could/should I get with the option, aligned with my HX1000 psu, that could sufficiently be paired with another of the same gpu, in the future without power issues? I do not feel that I have to buy this very minute, but soon preferably.



Sorry for being long winded. Hope I gave the details needed for the question to be answered. Thanks in advance.

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August 10, 2013 1:13:04 AM

budget? resolution? location?
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August 10, 2013 1:20:46 AM

For the gpu? I'd like to stay within 600 usd or lower. That's for one card. For resolution.. I was hoping to move onto a 2560x1600 display or something. Budget for monitor be about the same..maybe a tiny but more on a very good one. But the monitor will come after I choose the gpu setup. I know that might sound straight backwards but that is my approach. I like something, however, that I can grow into for a year or two, rather than fit the shoe too snug just for today.
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August 10, 2013 1:33:13 AM

If you are using Multiple monitors then go for the AMD 7990. Considering that you do not have problem going multi GPU.

If you are using single monitor then go for the 780.

Both are available for pretty much the same price. The 7990 is a better performer and all the crossfire issues are now fixed with the latest driver update and now the Crossfire is on par with the SLI. So I would have no problem in recommending you the 7990 if you can go dual GPU's.
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August 10, 2013 4:25:50 AM

The type of games you're playing are generally harder on the CPU than GPU, if you were playing heavy calibre shooters (Crysis3 FC3 ETC) I'd agree with the GTX780 or even the HD7990 but I think you'll be better off with a single GTX770-it should be more than enough given your uses and with a SLI/CF capable motherboard you can add another when/if its performance begins to wane.
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August 10, 2013 11:10:28 AM

I appreciate all of the answers. Taking the suggestions and doing some research with them. Thanks again!
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August 10, 2013 11:43:56 AM

creasian-1385712 said:
Greetings.

I have been somewhat out of the loop since... 2008. My setup up till last week was a e8400@4.05ghz, x38-ds4, and 2x 4870 512's in crossfire powered by a HX1000 psu. Last week I did a new build on a 4670k @ 4.4ghz, z87x-uh5h, and transported my hx1000 over. However I am now in the market for a new gpu setup. I am currently still on my old trusty FW900 monitor but plan to move to a new 27inch monitor. I mostly game. Specifically mmorpgs. Eyeballing EQnext and a few others.

But as much as I read.. I fear there has been just too much of a gap between my builds. So I was hoping if anyone could offer me advice. Buying, say, the Titan is not something I would ever do. However the 780gtx is within reason. Yet I would possibly use it with another 780gtx eventually. I wouldn't really be against using ATI again, but again, out of the loop and crossfire has left some...bad memories.

The idea, however, is what gpu could/should I get with the option, aligned with my HX1000 psu, that could sufficiently be paired with another of the same gpu, in the future without power issues? I do not feel that I have to buy this very minute, but soon preferably.



Sorry for being long winded. Hope I gave the details needed for the question to be answered. Thanks in advance.


To the op you might wanna have a read at this http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1762958/7990-sli...

But as i see it 780s in sli would be the better choice and yes i know the topic in the link i posted is 770 but theres heavy talk about the 7990/780 sli
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