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January 22, 2014 9:10:26 PM

Hey everyone. So given my current circumstance (http://) I'm interested in purchasing a new gpu to replace my seemingly dying gtx 460 sli. Around the $300 range, I know I can get a gtx 760, or possibly stretch to get a 770. I plan to sli in the future, but I have a rosewill hive 750w psu which only produces 54amps meaning it can only run sli 760s. I also currently game on a 1080p monitor so which would you recommend I get (to possibly future proof-ish) and which brand?

As a side note, I have been considering either waiting for the maxwell series or trying to save up to get a gtx 780 but is it worth it to do either given my current circumstance? Also, there is a slight chance I will go 3x1080p gaming as I already own two monitors.

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January 22, 2014 9:16:20 PM

If you have two monitors n having a hunch to upgrade go 780. Else your nearest hunch would be 770. 780ti also a viable option....If you have the cash thou. To me suggest you save lil n get the 780ti for your 2 monitor setup.
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January 22, 2014 9:22:16 PM

caj said:
If you have two monitors n having a hunch to upgrade go 780. Else your nearest hunch would be 770. 780ti also a viable option....If you have the cash thou. To me suggest you save lil n get the 780ti for your 2 monitor setup.


The 780 ti is pretty pricey and I'm not sure if its really worth it? Maybe the 780 might be a better choice but its still $500 which is quite a bit...
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January 22, 2014 9:26:15 PM

Your right but depends on the resolution. I wouldnt say not worth it just a better beast n can take much more of a beating as compared to the 780. If thats the case 780. 780 really worth the best bang for buck. I would suggest 280x but the pricing is just attrcious due to the mining.oh yes for nvidia 780 would be either evga,msi or asus.
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January 22, 2014 9:28:26 PM

I can't lie, A 780 is a beast of a card.
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January 22, 2014 9:34:43 PM

lookerup said:
You have so many options that it makes me envious of you. You can spend less on the card for another monitor or spend everything for a better card.

you can get a radeon Hd 7770 for under $150

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Haha well I've had these cards for almost 3 years and they seem to be on their last legs so I have to get a new gpu. Might as well get a good one to last 3-4 more years haha. Thanks for the recommendation but I'm kind of a nvidia fan boy :p 

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Your right but depends on the resolution. I wouldnt say not worth it just a better beast n can take much more of a beating as compared to the 780. If thats the case 780. 780 really worth the best bang for buck. I would suggest 280x but the pricing is just attrcious due to the mining.


I see what you mean. Its no guarantee thought that I'll go triple monitor gaming and if I spend so much on a monster gpu, it'll be a little while before I can get that 3rd monitor. But for sure the 780ti or 780 will last me for quite a few years.
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January 22, 2014 9:44:27 PM

well if you plan to sli down the road and run multi monitor you better go for a 4gb 760 or 770 if you get one of those. If you use 2 monitors but keep the resolution at 1920x1080 then a 760 will get most games to high settings. If you're running wider resolution than 1920 then a 770 4gb is the minimum I recommend you buy as then you will have a killer set up if you SLI down the road. I wouldn't recommend the 780ti as the $200 over a 780 will net you only 10-15 FPS. That $200 could be put towards a possible 780 SLI rig down the road.
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January 22, 2014 10:07:11 PM

woltej1 said:
well if you plan to sli down the road and run multi monitor you better go for a 4gb 760 or 770 if you get one of those. If you use 2 monitors but keep the resolution at 1920x1080 then a 760 will get most games to high settings. If you're running wider resolution than 1920 then a 770 4gb is the minimum I recommend you buy as then you will have a killer set up if you SLI down the road. I wouldn't recommend the 780ti as the $200 over a 780 will net you only 10-15 FPS. That $200 could be put towards a possible 780 SLI rig down the road.



agreed & well put. thou im not sure a 770 will suffice for 2 monitors. thou i pity those who bought the titan for 999. the black edition titan (what the orginal titan was suppose to be) is going to retail at 999 & im surethe exisiting titan buyers must be fuming through their ears.
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January 22, 2014 10:08:28 PM

lookerup said:
I can't lie, A 780 is a beast of a card.


haha it is

woltej1 said:
well if you plan to sli down the road and run multi monitor you better go for a 4gb 760 or 770 if you get one of those. If you use 2 monitors but keep the resolution at 1920x1080 then a 760 will get most games to high settings. If you're running wider resolution than 1920 then a 770 4gb is the minimum I recommend you buy as then you will have a killer set up if you SLI down the road. I wouldn't recommend the 780ti as the $200 over a 780 will net you only 10-15 FPS. That $200 could be put towards a possible 780 SLI rig down the road.


I'm thinking I'll go down the gtx 760 sli route... though the 760 has a 256 bit bus so would the 4gb make that much more of a difference and is it worth the difference in cost?
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January 22, 2014 10:10:48 PM

The reasoning behind 4gb versions are specifically for SLI for resolutions greater than 1080p. Higher resolutions require more VRAM. modern games are now north of 2gb at high resolution. The 256 bit bus won't bottleneck your GPU at all. If you were to SLI 2gb 760s then try to run them at high res, the 2gb VRAM will be the limiting factor and no amount of OC will give you better performance.
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January 22, 2014 10:11:19 PM

the higher vram comes into play wen you go multi monitor setup. i dont think a 760 can get high settings on 2 monitors, perhaps on 1 its posb but not on two. better get the 770 4gb imho
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January 22, 2014 10:15:08 PM

I see. I thought that the 256 bit bus might bottleneck but it seems it won't be so that's good. I think I'll invest in a 4gb gtx 760 and sli down the road. Thanks everyone!
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January 22, 2014 10:17:40 PM

caj said:
the higher vram comes into play wen you go multi monitor setup. i dont think a 760 can get high settings on 2 monitors, perhaps on 1 its posb but not on two. better get the 770 4gb imho


I'd prefer not to spend more money getting another psu to run 770 sli so I think 760 sli it is... Also, I technically can only game on 1 1080p monitor so I think the 760 should be sufficient until I get my second one.
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January 22, 2014 10:20:14 PM

you actually dont need another 1. your current all good to go. not a bad choice but every1 choices varry. to me 770 cheers :D 
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