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Looking to upgrade my graphics card on a budget

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March 2, 2014 10:27:03 PM

Budget = $400

Current Setup

i5 3570k
8Gigs Ram
2x 6850 Crossfire'd
1000W PSU

No brand preference

Looking to upgrade in just under 2 weeks.
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2014 10:30:30 PM

Stretch to ~500 for a 780 maybe. If things were normal in price I would say get a 290.
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March 2, 2014 10:31:27 PM

Yeah I was wondering how long I'd have to wait it out for AMD prices to normalize?
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a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2014 10:37:03 PM

Well, judging by maxwell and if how it mines is scalar, it should take over when it comes out if no better solutions have come out by then, r the whole thing hasn't crashed. So maybe end of year worst case scenario.
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March 2, 2014 10:38:40 PM

Damn. I was looking at a 770 from EVGA right now with the 90 day upgrade to a better card thing.
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a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2014 10:47:37 PM

with the fall of a major bitcoin site, we might really actually see amd cards drop in price and become relevant for gaming. but if you really have a $400 budget, your in a predicament. its either the 770 for $320 at the lowest as of now, or a 780 for $450 as of now. if you can, even though the pny brand(not the best) 780 gk110 @ $450, its still so so much faster than the gk104 @ $320 that i believe if your willing to spend your hard earned cash, gk110 will satisfy ou much longer, especially if your at a higher than 1080p resolution.
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March 2, 2014 10:49:16 PM

I have 2 1080p Monitors but only really game on 1. Hmm $50 isn't a huge stretch and 780 I suppose will be better for SLI later.
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March 2, 2014 10:50:58 PM

Hmm nikoli can you tell me where you found the 780 at $450? I'm not seeing anything on PCPartspicker under 490
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March 2, 2014 11:04:58 PM

sorry, it was....
http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/392776

the deal expried. ive only seen the 780 at that price point 3 times and they expire very quickly. sorry for the false alarm. but personally i feel that for nvidia evga is the way to go because of their warranty and customer service, plus they sell almost 40% of every nvidia card available. the acx cooled 780... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

its so worth it if its in your range and performance needs. you can overclock it to 1.212v, run 1.2ghz+ on the core, and even run a custom skynet bios, all without voiding your warranty, and they are the best in the business when it comes to customer service. the 780 offers so much power that 1440p gaming is a joyful experience, 1080p gaming is completely maxed out. its really worth it if you have the budget for it.

i have seen this acx cooled 780 at tje $489 price point before so you may want to wait and look around if your looking for a good deal.

although mine is an evga classified 780 at 1.3ghz and i only have to lower a couple settings on a very few games at 2560x1440 to hold 50+fps.
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