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Need Graphics Card Advice on $1,100 Ivy bridge build from last year

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October 15, 2013 5:25:16 PM

I built a nice computer for around $1,100 last year but didn't need a graphics card at the time as I only played League of Legends so I didn't get one, now I'm needing one for the next-gen games Battlefield 4, Etc and I want to play everything on at least 1080p 60 fps.

My current build is as follows,
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k@4.00 (Should I upgrade to haswell?)
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Ram: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB DDR3
Power Supply: Corsair CX600
SSD: Samsung 830 series 128GB
HDD: 1TB Seagate
Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo
Case: Corsair 400r
Monitor Asus 22" 1080p monitor

I need suggestions on a good graphics card that will last me with this computer. Also will this computer last me a good 6 - 7 years without much need for upgrading or do I already need upgrades?

For the graphics cards I was looking at the Galaxy GTX 780 HOF Edition and would really like to stick around that price range.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated
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October 15, 2013 5:44:00 PM

If you are willing to wait a bit, here in the next few days we expect the R9 290X to release, once that happens we can see the official price and official benchmarks.
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October 15, 2013 5:48:35 PM

interlaced said:
I built a nice computer for around $1,100 last year but didn't need a graphics card at the time as I only played League of Legends so I didn't get one, now I'm needing one for the next-gen games Battlefield 4, Etc and I want to play everything on at least 1080p 60 fps.

My current build is as follows,
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k@4.00 (Should I upgrade to haswell?)
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Ram: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB DDR3
Power Supply: Corsair CX600
SSD: Samsung 830 series 128GB
HDD: 1TB Seagate
Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo
Case: Corsair 400r
Monitor Asus 22" 1080p monitor

I need suggestions on a good graphics card that will last me with this computer. Also will this computer last me a good 6 - 7 years without much need for upgrading or do I already need upgrades?

For the graphics cards I was looking at the Galaxy GTX 780 HOF Edition and would really like to stick around that price range.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

It is pointless to go to Haswell 4670K, unless you like burning $$ for a hotter system with barely a 5% increase and overclocks worse. You could go R9 280X, which you can crossfire at any time with a new PSU.
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
R9 280X: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 15, 2013 7:14:39 PM

Are the 280 and 290 really even worth it? I just read an article on Toms saying they're just renamed 7970 etc. Is the Gtx 770 or R8 Better?
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October 15, 2013 7:17:03 PM

interlaced said:
Are the 280 and 290 really even worth it? I just read an article on Toms saying they're just renamed 7970 etc. Is the Gtx 770 or R8 Better?

The R9 is a brand new chip, the R9 is a rebadged 7970 GHz underclocked, go for the R9 290 (non-X) when you upgrade.
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October 15, 2013 7:33:19 PM

Ok so R9 290 and its 500$? Sounds good, Thanks man.
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October 16, 2013 4:17:10 AM

interlaced said:
Ok so R9 290 and its 500$? Sounds good, Thanks man.

No problem ;) 
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