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EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Classified ACX 4GB vs MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning 2GB

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October 25, 2013 8:06:59 PM

Hi all,
I am wanting to build a system for gaming and general use with the following specs:

Corsair Obsidian 650D Case

Intel Core i5 4670

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD

Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M4A1600C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3

ASRock Z87 Extreme6 Motherboard

Pioneer BDR-208DBKS 15X Blu-Ray Disc Writer OEM

Corsair HX-650 V2 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64bit OEM

EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Classified ACX 4GB or MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning 2GB
I'm split between these two GPUs, so which should I get? Which is better? The EVGA is $599 from PC Case Gear and the MSI $569.
Your feedback would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Benjinicky

Ps. I'm from Sydney, Australia
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October 25, 2013 8:21:47 PM

Well, if your gaming on a 1080p display then go with the 2gb card.
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October 25, 2013 8:30:48 PM

patrick47018 said:
Neither are really worth the extra cost, especially the 4GB on account of the bus being too narrow to even utilize all 4GB properly, my vote goes for something like this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Or if you are willing to go AMD, then this is definitely the best choice: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



Thanks for your replies. Which would be better then? The gtx 770 or R9 280x?
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October 25, 2013 8:32:44 PM

Benjinicky said:
patrick47018 said:
Neither are really worth the extra cost, especially the 4GB on account of the bus being too narrow to even utilize all 4GB properly, my vote goes for something like this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Or if you are willing to go AMD, then this is definitely the best choice: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



Thanks for your replies. Which would be better then? The gtx 770 or R9 280x?


For the price the 290x is the next step up from those cards.

October 25, 2013 8:38:31 PM

TBC1 said:
Benjinicky said:
patrick47018 said:
Neither are really worth the extra cost, especially the 4GB on account of the bus being too narrow to even utilize all 4GB properly, my vote goes for something like this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Or if you are willing to go AMD, then this is definitely the best choice: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



Thanks for your replies. Which would be better then? The gtx 770 or R9 280x?


For the price the 290x is the next step up from those cards.


The 290x is a little too expensive I'd like to keep the price below $600
October 25, 2013 8:49:14 PM

TBC1 said:
Well, if your gaming on a 1080p display then go with the 2gb card.


Yes, I will be gaming at 1080p
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October 25, 2013 8:50:53 PM

Benjinicky said:
TBC1 said:
Well, if your gaming on a 1080p display then go with the 2gb card.


Yes, I will be gaming at 1080p


Ok, then the 2gb is the one you should get.

October 25, 2013 8:52:13 PM

TBC1 said:
Benjinicky said:
TBC1 said:
Well, if your gaming on a 1080p display then go with the 2gb card.


Yes, I will be gaming at 1080p


Ok, then the 2gb is the one you should get.


So the gigabyte gtx 770 2gb is the way to go?

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October 25, 2013 8:53:16 PM

Benjinicky said:
TBC1 said:
Benjinicky said:
patrick47018 said:
Neither are really worth the extra cost, especially the 4GB on account of the bus being too narrow to even utilize all 4GB properly, my vote goes for something like this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Or if you are willing to go AMD, then this is definitely the best choice: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



Thanks for your replies. Which would be better then? The gtx 770 or R9 280x?


For the price the 290x is the next step up from those cards.


The 290x is a little too expensive I'd like to keep the price below $600


Well your option is again the 280x or 770 (there are no cards under $600 where you live that will perform better than the 770 or 280x). .
October 25, 2013 8:55:09 PM

TBC1 said:
Benjinicky said:
TBC1 said:
Benjinicky said:
patrick47018 said:
Neither are really worth the extra cost, especially the 4GB on account of the bus being too narrow to even utilize all 4GB properly, my vote goes for something like this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Or if you are willing to go AMD, then this is definitely the best choice: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



Thanks for your replies. Which would be better then? The gtx 770 or R9 280x?


For the price the 290x is the next step up from those cards.


The 290x is a little too expensive I'd like to keep the price below $600


Well your option is again the 280x or 770 (there are no cards under $600 where you live that will perform better than the 770 or 280x). .

So which would you suggest?

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October 25, 2013 9:00:04 PM
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If anything I would suggest getting the 280x. It's the cheapest option and performs just slightly less than a 770 (280x = best price/performance ratio)
October 25, 2013 9:07:58 PM

TBC1 said:
If anything I would suggest getting the 280x. It's the cheapest option and performs just slightly less than a 770 (280x = best price/performance ratio)


Ok then, thanks for saving me some money! I'll get the 280x.
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October 27, 2013 6:29:42 AM

I have the Asus GTX 770 and I have to say, very impressed. Local Micro Center had it in open box special for about $300, and it games Batman AO maxed out and in 1080 on a 27 inch display. I don't think you will be disappointed with this card or the radeon.
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