Looking to upgrade GPU ~ 400$ P/R


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..)
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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  1. 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.
  2. Go with the 280x and a new PSU.
  3. Best answer
    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:
    (I'm reading about 440W at 90%)
  4. Alright, I appreciate the reassuring comments and info on PSU. Cheers!
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