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Looking to upgrade GPU ~ 400$ P/R

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November 25, 2013 11:48:31 AM

Hello,

ATM I have a GTX 560 Ti and I am looking to upgrade to a new GPU that will give me the best bang for the buck. I really only use my PC for gaming and I was told that the ASUS R9 280X is a very good card, but could be quite noisy... I dont know too much about computers so I came here for help! :) 

My current Rig: CPU: i5-2500K @ 3.3Ghz (I can OC if needed..)
RAM: 8GB DDR3
GPU: GTX 560 Ti
PSU: 500W (I can upgrade if needed)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H

Also the games I currently play are SC2, WoW, D3, GW2, CoD: Ghosts & BF4

Thank you for your help! :) 

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November 25, 2013 11:56:16 AM

Full on Tahiti is faster than full on Kepler. Get an R9 280X for about $320, or wait a little while (couple weeks) for the non-reference R9 290 for about $400.

If you really want an nVidia card, then get the 770. But I prefer the AMD cards right now.
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November 25, 2013 12:01:42 PM

Go with the 280x and a new PSU.
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November 25, 2013 12:04:12 PM

burdenbound said:
Go with the 280x and a new PSU.


This is right. The 280X needs a 600W psu.

Well, depending on how much stuff you have plugged into your PC, 500W psu might handle a 280X:
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
(I'm reading about 440W at 90%)
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November 25, 2013 12:17:05 PM

Alright, I appreciate the reassuring comments and info on PSU. Cheers!
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