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Need help with graphic cards for this gaming build

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November 17, 2013 2:06:11 PM

Hey,

I have a problem choosing a graphics card for my build. I selected GTX 760 from MSI - but not really sure if I should go for Asus or Gigabyte instead (I'm planning on some overclocking and SLI in the future). Target: gaming.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z 70SB150200000 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($89.93 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1308.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-17 17:04 EST-0500)

Any advice would be appreciated!
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November 17, 2013 4:39:16 PM

all are good
November 18, 2013 1:29:26 AM

Outlander_04 said:
all are good


Thanks for you interest in the topic. I know that they are all good (they also cost nearly the same :) ) - but I'm curious if for my current build there is any difference. For example: Maybe I should go with Asus if I've got an Asus mobo (but Asus has the slowest clock out of the box...)?
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November 18, 2013 3:03:26 AM

There is no need to stick to one brand of mb and gfx card .

My personal choice would be Gigabyte , Asus and then MSI . Clock for clock they will perform the same , but the Gigabyte cooler is very quiet when you turn the fan speed down and it will still be running cool
November 18, 2013 3:36:07 AM

Outlander_04 said:
There is no need to stick to one brand of mb and gfx card .

My personal choice would be Gigabyte , Asus and then MSI . Clock for clock they will perform the same , but the Gigabyte cooler is very quiet when you turn the fan speed down and it will still be running cool


Thanks! Any particular reason for liking MSI the least? In my country (Poland) Gigabyte GTX 760 rev 2 is hard to get (I didn't see any of them in the vendors) - and I heard that the coolers are good in the second revision.

I also saw that Asus has only one power line - doesn't it affect overclocking?
November 29, 2013 1:28:06 PM

I'd go with the MSI version. Gives you better cooling for what I've seen and heard. I have been wanting to upgarde my PC with a 760 and at 1st I was thinking of getting the Asus version. But I saw some reviews and comparisons and now I like MSI the most.
Just my opinion, but, yeah... But all 3 are really good. Personally, I'd go with either Asus or MSI, but thats just because I dont see Gigabyte come up that often on the searches...
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