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February 2, 2014 2:03:14 PM

Hey guys ! I'm looking to get a new GPU for my build.

Z87 sabertooth
4670k
8gb ram
550W corsair psu
Radeon 6950 HD 2gb

I'm looking for a high end GPU in the 350$ area..

Can anyone help me out ?

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February 2, 2014 2:08:21 PM

For that price you could get a gtx 770 which is a great card for the price, what's the model of your PSU?
February 2, 2014 2:15:01 PM

A GTX770 is about as strong as your 550w psu can handle.

The R9-280X is a tad more power hungry but should work also.
What is the 12v amps on your particular psu? Or, the exact model number.
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February 2, 2014 2:27:52 PM
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That's a decent series from corsair, some may be critical.

The problem you describe definitely sounds GPU related, what are your temps?
February 2, 2014 2:30:04 PM

Temps doesn't really get that high imo, though it's running 60 degrees idle, it gets a maximum 80 degrees playing games. also ultimate settings in heaven benchmark.
February 2, 2014 2:31:29 PM

What is your current PSU?

Edit: Brain-fart: I am assuming it is the Cosair 550VX
February 2, 2014 2:33:49 PM

Exactly :) 
February 2, 2014 2:41:33 PM

So would you think its failing ? i need my gaming pc to be running, so if a new GFX fixes it. that's that. Also is the R9-280X better than the gtx 770 ?
February 2, 2014 2:43:10 PM

StormtrooperDH said:
Temps doesn't really get that high imo, though it's running 60 degrees idle, it gets a maximum 80 degrees playing games. also ultimate settings in heaven benchmark.


No reason to suspect your PSU.

Not sure of your cooling set-up but 60C at idle is a bit high, have you tried to create a custom fan profile to see if that helps?

Regardless, the 770 is the way to go for that price range the 280X will set you back around $450
February 2, 2014 2:47:16 PM

Ahh sorry buddy i messed up with the currency i was looking at 450 range :)  the gtx 770 its like 20$ less where i live. If i'm to upgrade my PSU to a RM850 corsair should i get the R9-280X ? or is the difference not that high ?
February 2, 2014 2:48:26 PM

StormtrooperDH said:
So would you think its failing ? i need my gaming pc to be running, so if a new GFX fixes it. that's that. Also is the R9-280X better than the gtx 770 ?


They are way to determine if it is failing. For example you could ensure that the fan isn't burnt out, run a PSU stability test like OCCT, test it with a multimeter, temporary replace it etc but like I said there is nothing to suggest.

Depending on the make you get (after-market cooler, OCed, etc) the 280x and 770 are pretty evenly matched. The 770 runs a little cooler a stock and is less-expensive.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-280X-vs-GeForce-GTX-7...

February 2, 2014 2:52:37 PM

StormtrooperDH said:
Ahh sorry buddy i messed up with the currency i was looking at 450 range :)  the gtx 770 its like 20$ less where i live. If i'm to upgrade my PSU to a RM850 corsair should i get the R9-280X ? or is the difference not that high ?


Well even better if that is the case get the GTX 780 and upgrade your supply to a least a well-rated 650 (Seasonic, Antec, Cosair (not CX series) anything over 650 for that set-up is overkill unless your planning on SLI or heavy OCing in the future.

The 780 performs much better than the 280X The 780 still might be at the high-end of your price point as it retails for around $500 US (which obviously does not include a PSU)
February 2, 2014 2:54:33 PM

Alright i'll try the OCCT. Would any brand of the gtx 770 be good ? I'm looking at Gainwood's gtx 770 its an ok price and i can have it in 2 days time.
February 2, 2014 3:00:25 PM

From what I understand it is factory OCed and has a beast of a custom cooler. It looks pretty darn good but I dont have personal experience with that brand. I usually try to stick to gigabyte, MSI, or EVGA

Here is a review: http://www.techspot.com/review/678-gainward-geforce-gtx...
February 2, 2014 5:23:44 PM

Your psu is a very good one with 41a capability.
GTX770, 780, 780ti all carry a EVGA suggested psu with 42a.
Such recommendations are usually over conservative to account for cheap psu's.
I think you are good with any of them. Your psu has both a 8 pin and a 6 pin connector and should be able to deliver advertised power.
I happen to like the titan blower coolers that EVGA uses.
They get heat more directly out the back of your case.
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