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October 6, 2013 10:12:19 PM

I am building a 1000 dollar pc very soon and I want to know what the best graphics card in my price range would be. I don't care if it's AMD or NVIDIA but I want it to be able to run on high/max on a single 1080p monitor. I would prefer a single GPU not SLI or Crossfire. the rest of my specs are: i5 4670k 8gb corsair vengeance 1 tb hard drive CX 750 and i'm unsure on the motherboard because I don't know if i'm doing AMD or nvidia.

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October 6, 2013 10:26:35 PM

What is your budget?
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October 6, 2013 10:26:59 PM

bnot said:
I am building a 1000 dollar pc very soon and I want to know what the best graphics card in my price range would be. I don't care if it's AMD or NVIDIA but I want it to be able to run on high/max on a single 1080p monitor. I would prefer a single GPU not SLI or Crossfire. the rest of my specs are: i5 4670k 8gb corsair vengeance 1 tb hard drive CX 750 and i'm unsure on the motherboard because I don't know if i'm doing AMD or nvidia.


I would suggest a GTX 760, they run about $250. As for the motherboard, which GPU you pick has nothing to do with the motherboard, the CPU does however. You need an intel socket 1150 motherboard.
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October 7, 2013 7:25:17 AM

JoshuaHMB said:
What is your budget?


DiaSin said:
bnot said:
I am building a 1000 dollar pc very soon and I want to know what the best graphics card in my price range would be. I don't care if it's AMD or NVIDIA but I want it to be able to run on high/max on a single 1080p monitor. I would prefer a single GPU not SLI or Crossfire. the rest of my specs are: i5 4670k 8gb corsair vengeance 1 tb hard drive CX 750 and i'm unsure on the motherboard because I don't know if i'm doing AMD or nvidia.


I would suggest a GTX 760, they run about $250. As for the motherboard, which GPU you pick has nothing to do with the motherboard, the CPU does however. You need an intel socket 1150 motherboard.


Sorry that wasn't very clear. What I meant was if I get an amd card I want a crossfire mobo and same for intel with SLI because if I ever want to add another card I don't want to have to buy a new mobo.

How does the 760 how does it compare to the 7970?

My budget for the card is very max $400 dollars but I'd like to go lower.
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October 7, 2013 7:32:00 AM

$400 - GTX 770
$300 - 7970
$250 - GTX 760

Depends on what you choose to spend. The 7970 performs very similar to the 770, it's easily the best deal right now.
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October 7, 2013 7:51:37 AM

socialassassin said:
$400 - GTX 770
$300 - 7970
$250 - GTX 760

Depends on what you choose to spend. The 7970 performs very similar to the 770, it's easily the best deal right now.


My only problem is that the 7970 will be replaced very soon, should I worry about that?
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October 7, 2013 8:02:28 AM

bnot said:
socialassassin said:
$400 - GTX 770
$300 - 7970
$250 - GTX 760

Depends on what you choose to spend. The 7970 performs very similar to the 770, it's easily the best deal right now.


My only problem is that the 7970 will be replaced very soon, should I worry about that?


If you want to go with an AMD GPU I would wait until they release their new cards and see how much they will cost.
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October 7, 2013 8:03:11 AM

The new card R9 280x is literally being released tomorrow. This is supposed to be the replacement for the 7970 GHz. So wait a day and check the price, but I would think it would be about $400.
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October 7, 2013 8:18:10 AM

socialassassin said:
The new card R9 280x is literally being released tomorrow. This is supposed to be the replacement for the 7970 GHz. So wait a day and check the price, but I would think it would be about $400.


Is there a cheaper one coming out with similar performance?
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October 7, 2013 8:22:00 AM

bnot said:
socialassassin said:
The new card R9 280x is literally being released tomorrow. This is supposed to be the replacement for the 7970 GHz. So wait a day and check the price, but I would think it would be about $400.


Is there a cheaper one coming out with similar performance?

No, there won't be. Not with similar performance. Best deal going right now though is the Powercolor Radeon HD 7870XT (HD 7930) 2GB for $180 (-$30 mail-in-rebate). Almost as powerful as the HD 7950, but at half the cost. One of these babies will run pretty much anything you throw at it. Hell, I run two of them in crossfire.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 7, 2013 8:24:28 AM

I read online and they say the R9 280x will cost $300, is this true? If it is I'll probably wait and just get that.
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October 7, 2013 8:26:37 AM

I watched the AMD live event they had. They showed some prices on there, But I think that was the cost to manufacture the units. I might be wrong on this so someone else will have to clarify.
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October 7, 2013 8:28:12 AM

bnot said:
I read online and they say the R9 280x will cost $300, is this true? If it is I'll probably wait and just get that.


Hard to say. Tomorrow there will be a ton of reviews out so you can get some idea of the performance and pricing.
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October 7, 2013 8:40:41 AM

socialassassin said:
bnot said:
I read online and they say the R9 280x will cost $300, is this true? If it is I'll probably wait and just get that.


Hard to say. Tomorrow there will be a ton of reviews out so you can get some idea of the performance and pricing.


What online retailers will be carrying the cards? Thanks for all the help so far.
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October 7, 2013 8:44:31 AM

Newegg, & Amazon for sure. There will be a bunch others as well. PCpartpicker will also have some other sites to choose from when they update their options with the new cards on a build list.
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October 7, 2013 8:45:16 AM

Newegg is usually good at listing new products right away.
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October 7, 2013 9:48:20 AM

bnot said:
Ok one last thing, for a motherboard I'm thinking a http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Z87-PRO-1150-Motherboard/dp/... would this be good?


This board should serve your purpose quite well. It is an all round decent board. By the way here is a link to newegg for the new R9 when it becomes available tomorrow. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 7, 2013 9:58:27 AM

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bnot said:
Ok one last thing, for a motherboard I'm thinking a http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Z87-PRO-1150-Motherboard/dp/... would this be good?


This board should serve your purpose quite well. It is an all round decent board. By the way here is a link to newegg for the new R9 when it becomes available tomorrow. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That's the 290x, it will be about $700 :p  and released on the 15th. What you want is the 280X
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October 7, 2013 10:43:46 AM

socialassassin said:
rezzahd said:
bnot said:
Ok one last thing, for a motherboard I'm thinking a http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Z87-PRO-1150-Motherboard/dp/... would this be good?


This board should serve your purpose quite well. It is an all round decent board. By the way here is a link to newegg for the new R9 when it becomes available tomorrow. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That's the 290x, it will be about $700 :p  and released on the 15th. What you want is the 280X


Thanks for the catch, do you happen to have the link for the 280?
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October 7, 2013 10:49:45 AM

bnot said:
socialassassin said:
rezzahd said:
bnot said:
Ok one last thing, for a motherboard I'm thinking a http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Z87-PRO-1150-Motherboard/dp/... would this be good?


This board should serve your purpose quite well. It is an all round decent board. By the way here is a link to newegg for the new R9 when it becomes available tomorrow. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That's the 290x, it will be about $700 :p  and released on the 15th. What you want is the 280X


Thanks for the catch, do you happen to have the link for the 280?


The only card Newegg shows for pre-order currently is the 290X so you will have to wait until tomorrow to see the real prices. Being as the cards are just getting released I imagine the prices will be a little higher but will go down a little bit by the beginning of next year.
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October 7, 2013 11:59:35 AM

rezzahd said:
bnot said:
socialassassin said:
rezzahd said:
bnot said:
Ok one last thing, for a motherboard I'm thinking a http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Z87-PRO-1150-Motherboard/dp/... would this be good?


This board should serve your purpose quite well. It is an all round decent board. By the way here is a link to newegg for the new R9 when it becomes available tomorrow. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That's the 290x, it will be about $700 :p  and released on the 15th. What you want is the 280X


Thanks for the catch, do you happen to have the link for the 280?


The only card Newegg shows for pre-order currently is the 290X so you will have to wait until tomorrow to see the real prices. Being as the cards are just getting released I imagine the prices will be a little higher but will go down a little bit by the beginning of next year.


alright, will probably order the 280X tomorrow thanks for the help :) 
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October 7, 2013 6:08:02 PM

I'm kinda newb when it comes to these matters but wouldn't you bottleneck the I-5 if you went too big on the card? I know the I-5 is strong but sometimes it's overkill correct?
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