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November 2, 2013 11:44:36 PM

Hi! I'm planning to upgrade my motherboard and graphics card for my pc to support future/present games (CoD Ghosts, BF4, GTA V, WatchDogs, etc.)
My rig is:
Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.2Ghz
Inno3D GTX 650
Asus P8H61M LX3 R2.0 Mobo
8GB RAM
1TB HDD

Can you please suggest what kind of Card and Mobo to buy? Because I'm taking a hard time to buy those.

I also plan to get a 2-way SLI GTX 650ti Boost for it. But do you have any other suggestions? :) 

Feel free to answer ;) 

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November 2, 2013 11:52:53 PM

Prince range for each component?
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November 3, 2013 12:03:54 AM

If you're not changing the processor, no point changing the board. It has a PCI-E x16 3.0, you would rather get a single powerful card that will give consistent performance because not all games like or use SLI.

The cost of two GTX 650 Ti Boost should be able to get you a 7950 Boost or even a R9 280X

But where you gona buy from?
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November 3, 2013 2:01:59 AM

BlankInsanity said:
Prince range for each component?

for the board, $256.
for the card, $467
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November 3, 2013 2:07:44 AM

huilun02 said:
If you're not changing the processor, no point changing the board. It has a PCI-E x16 3.0, you would rather get a single powerful card that will give consistent performance because not all games like or use SLI.

The cost of two GTX 650 Ti Boost should be able to get you a 7950 Boost or even a R9 280X

But where you gona buy from?

Here in the Philippines (because i'm from that country), there are many stores. But common stores [in the internet] are DynaQuest PC (dynaquestpc.com) and PC Express (pcx.com.ph)
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November 3, 2013 3:24:54 AM

So you got like 31,334 Pesos to spend?

DynaQuest has this GTX 780 for P 30,000
http://tinyurl.com/nyeos46
But I think that's a stupid amount of money to spend on a card.

A GTX 770 would be much cheaper, from P 19,100
http://tinyurl.com/kyo65zq
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November 3, 2013 3:45:29 AM

huilun02 said:
So you got like 31,334 Pesos to spend?

DynaQuest has this GTX 780 for P 30,000
http://tinyurl.com/nyeos46
But I think that's a stupid amount of money to spend on a card.

A GTX 770 would be much cheaper, from P 19,100
http://tinyurl.com/kyo65zq

No. That would just be the total price for the MoBo and the Graphics Card. I'd say I'll spend P21,000 for the card and P11,000 - P12,000 for the board.
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November 3, 2013 3:54:33 AM

I suggest getting a GTX 770 for about P21,000 and skip the new board. You really don't need one unless your switching to a Haswell processor.

I see you might want to get the GTX 650 Ti Boost in SLI, but a single GTX 770 will give about the same performance. It's better with a single card because of the lower power requirement, requires only a single PCI-E slot, as well as consistent performance across games. There are many games that don't like or support SLI at all.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1851010/gtx-650-...
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November 3, 2013 3:58:28 AM

huilun02 said:
I suggest getting a GTX 770 for about P21,000 and skip the new board. You really don't need one unless your switching to a Haswell processor.

I see you might want to get the GTX 650 Ti Boost in SLI, but a single GTX 770 will give about the same performance. It's better with a single card because of the lower power requirement, requires only a single PCI-E slot, as well as consistent performance across games. There are many games that don't like or support SLI at all.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1851010/gtx-650-...

Also, will it support 4K Gaming? I heard that it will be soon, though.
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November 3, 2013 4:07:12 AM

gtx 780 can support anything
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November 3, 2013 4:15:33 AM

The graphics card will always have the option to display in your native resolution, even at 4k. But your going to need one beast of a card to get playable framerates at 4k on the latest games.

Guru3D.com tested a range of cards on Battlefield 4 release Ultra settings at 4k resolution:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/battlefield_4_vga_...

Look at the second chart, GTX 770 produced 23fps. Titan produced 31fps. But then again you can improve performance by lowering game details and turning off anti-aliasing (your not going to need anti-aliasing at that resolution anyway)
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November 3, 2013 4:17:21 AM

potpolima said:
gtx 780 can support anything

dude, have you seen my budget?
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November 3, 2013 4:29:47 AM

huilun02 said:
The graphics card will always have the option to display in your native resolution, even at 4k. But your going to need one beast of a card to get playable framerates at 4k on the latest games.

Guru3D.com tested a range of cards on Battlefield 4 release Ultra settings at 4k resolution:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/battlefield_4_vga_...

Look at the second chart, GTX 770 produced 23fps. Titan produced 31fps. But then again you can improve performance by lowering game details and turning off anti-aliasing (your not going to need anti-aliasing at that resolution anyway)

But, do you think I still have the option to buy an R9 280X? :??: 
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November 3, 2013 4:34:57 AM

Why yes you can get a R9 280X instead. It's P14,300 at DynaQuest
http://dynaquestpc.com/product/sapphire-r9-280x-dual-x-...

A lot cheaper than the GTX 770 and performs better in Battlefield 4 :) 
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November 3, 2013 4:41:23 AM

huilun02 said:
The graphics card will always have the option to display in your native resolution, even at 4k. But your going to need one beast of a card to get playable framerates at 4k on the latest games.

Guru3D.com tested a range of cards on Battlefield 4 release Ultra settings at 4k resolution:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/battlefield_4_vga_...

Look at the second chart, GTX 770 produced 23fps. Titan produced 31fps. But then again you can improve performance by lowering game details and turning off anti-aliasing (your not going to need anti-aliasing at that resolution anyway)


huilun02 said:
Why yes you can get a R9 280X instead. It's P14,300 at DynaQuest
http://dynaquestpc.com/product/sapphire-r9-280x-dual-x-...

A lot cheaper than the GTX 770 and performs better in Battlefield 4 :) 

How much (would you think it will be) is the R9 290X when it's released?
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November 3, 2013 4:52:49 AM

The R9 290X has already been released in the US, but I could not find it at DynaQuest or PC Express. It's $550+, which is equivalent to P23,837. But it's going to cost a lot more than that judging by the price of the GTX 780 in the sites you linked (It will cost well over P31,000 for you when it reaches the Philippines)
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November 3, 2013 5:03:53 AM

huilun02 said:
The R9 290X has already been released in the US, but I could not find it at DynaQuest or PC Express. It's $550+, which is equivalent to P23,837. But it's going to cost a lot more than that judging by the price of the GTX 780 in the sites you linked (It will cost well over P31,000 for you when it reaches the Philippines)

So you mean that the R9 290X will be more expensive or the total will be more than P31,000?
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November 3, 2013 5:05:56 AM

The R9 290X on its own, will probably cost more than P31,000 when it's available in your country.
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November 3, 2013 5:11:50 AM

huilun02 said:
Why yes you can get a R9 280X instead. It's P14,300 at DynaQuest
http://dynaquestpc.com/product/sapphire-r9-280x-dual-x-...

A lot cheaper than the GTX 770 and performs better in Battlefield 4 :) 

But what about the other games (Crysis 3, WatchDogs, GTA V, CoD Ghosts, etc.), can it perform well in 4K?
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November 3, 2013 5:27:10 AM

Crysis 3: I couldn't find 4k benchmarks for this game, closest was this http://tinyurl.com/k3l5e5w
The 280X performs slightly better than the HD 7970 (Practically the same), average 38fps at 5760x1080 medium (triple monitor)

Watchdogs: Not released yet, no benchmarks yet.

GTA V: Not released on PC yet, no benchmarks yet.

CoD Ghosts: Not released yet, no benchmarks yet.
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November 3, 2013 5:54:18 AM

Conclusion: I will keep my MoBo and buy an R9 280X.
But some of my friends say I need to buy another MoBo. Any suggestions?
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November 3, 2013 6:05:10 AM

Good choice :) 

Your friends might be thinking you still want to get two GTX 650 Ti Boost. SLI requires 2 graphics card slots, but you don't need that anymore.
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