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1080p Gaming - gtx 670, 760, 7970, or r9-280x (Best in budget)

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November 6, 2013 6:52:29 PM

Need a new gpu for light photo editing (Lightroom) and 1080p gaming (WoW, FF14, BF4)

I know everyone will say R9-280x for BF4, but I'm trying to access my needs and purchase accordingly. Budget is a bit tight on this, but I can afford up to the $300 for any of these cards. I just don't think I'll need the power of a $300 card.

My wallet is saying 670, especially with possibly black Friday sales, but the theres just something about buying old technology that bugs me.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YxUI
CPU: i5-3570k
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
Monitor: ASUS VE278H
Ram: 8gb 1600MHz

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November 6, 2013 6:57:12 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

i say this, especially for bf4, and its tough to spend too much on a gpu, unless you only want to play the same game for the rest of your life but theres also price/performance.
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November 6, 2013 7:01:57 PM

Not sure what you linked - was it a r9?
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November 6, 2013 7:07:09 PM

280x ->7970 ->760

If you are worried about budget go with the 760. It is a decent 1080p card that will get you at least high settings in all those games. Id totally recommend the 280x though. It's newer and will last a bit longer and is more powerful than the 760.
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November 6, 2013 7:08:03 PM

I've got a single 670, though it's an EVGA FTW, which are getting hard to find. It's extremely powerful, and enough to max anything but the very most recent games at 120fps. (I have a 120hz monitor.)

Depending on the price, the 670 is the way to go. I understand the niggling feeling, though. Bear in mind that there will also probably be VERY good black friday sales on the 760, which is roughly a comparable card.
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November 6, 2013 7:15:31 PM

DarkSable said:
I've got a single 670, though it's an EVGA FTW, which are getting hard to find. It's extremely powerful, and enough to max anything but the very most recent games at 120fps. (I have a 120hz monitor.)

Depending on the price, the 670 is the way to go. I understand the niggling feeling, though. Bear in mind that there will also probably be VERY good black friday sales on the 760, which is roughly a comparable card.


I think you may be right...especially now that the 670 can be found for 220AR
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November 6, 2013 7:26:44 PM

The 770 is a great choice and more on par with the 280x. You will be very happy with that card. You may want to consider finding one with an aftermarket cooler though. They seem to last longer.
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November 6, 2013 9:11:49 PM

Funny you say that buying old technology bugs you... the R9-280X and 7970 are the oldest GPUs on your list, being that they are exactly the same GPU. All of these GPUs represent two year old technology at this point. Nothing wrong with that.

The chart at the bottom is the latest performance per dollar chart from TechPowerUp, which represents prices on Newegg as of a couple days ago. It looks like the 670 and 760 are the best bang for the buck.

You'd have to be mental to pass up on a MSI GTX 670 Power Edition/OC for $220 after rebate with two free games.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_290/28.html
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November 6, 2013 10:50:42 PM

7970 and the 280x are the same GPU, just rebranded. So get whatever is cheaper among both of them. They both perform equally good.
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