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Need some help choosing a new gpu. What's the best option?

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March 15, 2014 4:02:37 AM

Hey guys, What do you think is the best choice out of these.
1. 280x @ 370$
2.760@310$
3.660@220$
The prices are different because I live in a different country. The 770 isn't an option because the cheapest one is 480$ here.
I play wow currently, maybe some lol and dota. But mostly wow. After this gpu I won't upgrade my gpu for atleast 3 more years.
I might play some more intensive games later but now there's nothing that intrigues me. Also will the 3570k@4.6ghz with the 280x @ medium settings for 4 years?

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March 15, 2014 4:09:25 AM

280x is far superior to the others, and yes it will last 4 years with a 4670k but you will probably be more on med/high instead of ultra after a few years
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March 15, 2014 4:12:03 AM

Ummm I have a 3570k not a 4670k. are you sure it'll last 4 years in medium?
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March 15, 2014 4:22:54 AM

VenomXTV said:
Ummm I have a 3570k not a 4670k. are you sure it'll last 4 years in medium?


Hi there!

Fields is 100% correct. The R9 280X is much better than the other 2 options and should happily last you the next 3-4 years with the last year or so probably being on medium settings for the higher end games. But for WoW, LoL and DOTA you should be good to go the whole 4 years :) 
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March 15, 2014 4:26:15 AM

Hey! I know the 280x is better but is it worth it's price? I'm scared that it will stop working after the end of its warranty though. Is there any chance it'llfail Iin 3 years?
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March 15, 2014 4:26:30 AM

VenomXTV said:
Ummm I have a 3570k not a 4670k. are you sure it'll last 4 years in medium?


yea sorry just so used to typing those 2 haha.. the 3570k is practically on par with the 4670k after overclocking
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March 15, 2014 4:32:19 AM

VenomXTV said:
Hey! I know the 280x is better but is it worth it's price? I'm scared that it will stop working after the end of its warranty though. Is there any chance it'llfail Iin 3 years?


it is incredibly unlikely it will fail after 3 years unless you are constantly running it max temperatures, its a 280x not a 290x so it the cooler should handle the heat quite a bit better. but still the card should easily last that long.
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March 15, 2014 5:23:14 AM

Ok thanks :)  I'll get the 280x
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