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Best GPU for my first build help please

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February 23, 2014 3:17:23 AM

Hello everyone so as I'm planning to make my first build, did a lot of research came up with this list:

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo

Mobo: Asus Maximus IV Hero

CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 GTS

Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY8GX3M2A2400C11R

PSU: Corsair RM1000

SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB

HDD: WD Red SATA 6GB/S 3TB

OS: Windows 8.1

I'm planning to get a LG 29EA73-P as a 29 inch monitor haven't decided yet so I really want a good GPU for gaming money really isn't much of a thing as long as it stays under 700 dollar or 400 pounds. I first came up with the sapphire r9 290 tri-x 4gb but someone told me the 770 is better but which one? the palit geforce gtx 770 4gb looks good will those 4gb do any good on a 29 inch monitor?


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February 23, 2014 3:41:17 AM

The r9 290x is good but it runs hot and is incredibly loud.

If you can withstand not freaking out seeing hot temperatures and also the noise it will make then you can go for r9 290x.

Otherwise, go for Gtx 780 which can be had for around (the Gigabyte version) for 520 dollars.

Or if you were really wishing to get top of the line card, the best of the best is Gtx 780 ti which can be had for 700 dollars itself.

The VRAM will only matter if you are playing on higher resolutions more than the monitor size it's the resolution tht matters.

So if you play on a 1920x1080p resolution even 2gb-3gb would be enough.

If you plan on playing on 2560x1440p on the the other hand, the 4gb VRAM might come in handy.

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February 23, 2014 3:51:28 AM

The GTX770 is not as fast as the R9 290: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...
Personally, I'd opt for either the R9 290 or GTX780 over the 4GB GTX770: They're both faster and carry enough memory for your ultra widescreen resolution.
The Sapphire Tri-X would be a good choice for its excellent cooling solution, which is both cool and quiet, unlike the roaring, stupidly hot, single fan reference coolers (a single fan just can't shift enough air to keep this beast cool).
Even the reference cooled (single fan) GTX780 cards are cool enough and quiet enough for most because Nvidia chips produce less heat, therefore they don't need the bigger, sometimes noisy, coolers AMD and their board partners are forced to use.
That GTX780 reference cooler just LOOKS so classy compared to everything else and does it's job pretty well so I'd go for one of those, just for the sheer good looks: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
Better cooling but it takes up 3 full slots: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
Other places to shop: Scan, Aria, Ebuyer, Novatech, Quiet PC, Dabs, Pixmania and the omnipresent Amazon. Amongst others.
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February 23, 2014 4:41:38 AM

Thanks for the quick replies the only difference is the 780 and the 780 ti cost a lot more here in the Netherlands, and when selecting a video card I always look at the vram so is that wrong?

Coozie7 would you recommend the Palit GeForce GTX 770 Jetstream 4GB or the Palit GeForce GTX 780 Super JetStream 3GB?
The 770 shows higher hmz in memory and stuff, sorry I'm really new to all of this...
Btw the 770 is 350 euro and the 780 is 475 euro which comes around like 480 dollar and 650 dollar.
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February 23, 2014 5:06:41 AM

I'd go for the GTX780 if you can afford it.
It's not really possible to compare cards according to things like memory size and speed, other factors like bit width and the GPU core itself also effect how the card performs, the only reliable way to compare cards is to look up their reviews and benchmarks.
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February 23, 2014 5:12:23 AM

Thanks coozie7 I'm definitly into the GTX I'll just save some money more and get the 780 I guess!
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