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October 25, 2013 2:19:27 PM

I'm about to build my first gaming pc and I was planning on getting a gtx 780. However with the new 800 series coming out in Q1 of next year, should I just wait and get a gtx 880 instead? I was going to start buying the parts on black friday or around Christmas. Also should I buy the rest of the pc on black friday so I save money, or should I just wait?

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a c 155 Î Nvidia
October 25, 2013 2:22:57 PM

They are about to launch the GTX780Ti as an answer to R9 290X but really there is nothing out there that is not play able on GTX760, HD7950 and up. Nothing wrong with buying on BF if you have the money.
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October 25, 2013 2:27:10 PM

The problem with waiting is that shortly after the 800 series comes out they will announce the 900 series is just around the corner, and you will again be left wondering if you should wait. I would say get the good prices and buy stuff on black Friday.

No GPU or any part for that matter is top of the line for more than a few months and if you employ the waiting for the next generation approach you will end up waiting forever.
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October 25, 2013 2:42:10 PM

Pete_the_Puma said:
The problem with waiting is that shortly after the 800 series comes out they will announce the 900 series is just around the corner, and you will again be left wondering if you should wait. I would say get the good prices and buy stuff on black Friday.

No GPU or any part for that matter is top of the line for more than a few months and if you employ the waiting for the next generation approach you will end up waiting forever.


This is a really good point and I'm fully ready to accept that anything I buy will soon be replaced by a new card. However would it not be better to wait for one of the 800 series cards because of the new architecture and the fact the 900 series are likely to be only slightly better than the 800 series whereas the 800 series will be a big improvement on the 700 series? Correct me if I'm wrong as I'm really just recycling what I have read else where, I just don't want to pay $650 for a card that will be blown away buy the gtx 880. As for BF I think I will try to buy the rest of the parts then. Thanks for replying.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 25, 2013 2:47:28 PM

As it is we might not seeing nvidia 800 series and amd 'true' next generation around Q3 or early Q4 next year since TSMC's 20nm node won't be ready until second half of next year
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October 25, 2013 3:08:29 PM

So should I wait or not? I'm leaning towards the gtx 780 or 780ti. If it's going to be the end of next year I'm not waiting but if it isn't it might be worthwhile. Thanks for all the comments, this is my first time posting on here.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 25, 2013 3:21:06 PM

Do you really need the performance right now? Does your current card performance cannot satisfy you? If that's the case personally i would go for current offerring. It is a different story if the nex gen part are confirmed to be out in less than 3 months or so. But as it is even the next gen were expected to hit in Q3 or Q4 next year. IMO AMD won't be be coming out with R9 290X right now if 20nm node will be ready by Q1 next year.
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October 25, 2013 3:47:11 PM

This is my first build so I don't have anything at the moment, but I'm prepared to wait longer if the performance of the new cards are going to be a lot better. I've played console all my life, but all my friends have PC's and they're way better IMO also i've heard the communities way better on pc, hence why i've just sold my PS3 and I'm building a PC instead of getting a PS4. So do you think I should wait a bit longer and see if it's confirmed they are coming out in Q1 and if not get gtx 780? Thanks
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a c 155 Î Nvidia
October 25, 2013 3:56:24 PM

Buy now and get in the game, it can always be upgraded later.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 25, 2013 4:01:36 PM

That is up to you since that is your decision to make but usually when there are new part really coming out the rumor will start flying around about it in two or three months ahead of product unveiling. Heck even when nvidia pulling a ninja on amd (gtx580) people already heard the rumor about it one month in advance before they officially announce it.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 25, 2013 4:24:08 PM

i expect some nvidia price drops on their high end models very very soon, so i would at least give it a couple weeks for that to happen.
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January 14, 2014 6:56:04 AM

Pete_the_Puma said:
The problem with waiting is that shortly after the 800 series comes out they will announce the 900 series is just around the corner, and you will again be left wondering if you should wait. I would say get the good prices and buy stuff on black Friday.

No GPU or any part for that matter is top of the line for more than a few months and if you employ the waiting for the next generation approach you will end up waiting forever.


Lol, 900 only gonna be much later after 800, and 800 will be entirely new, it wont be like 700 that are simply upgraded 600 series.
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