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March 19, 2014 10:38:00 AM

hello,
greetings,
i need to buy a new card and my budget is 300 usd.
i will be playing all the graphicaly intensive games like battlefield,ama etc.

Thank you for your time.

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March 19, 2014 10:44:05 AM
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March 19, 2014 10:56:18 AM

The GTX 760 beats out the 270x in every benchmark/real world gaming and is tied for power consumption for the same price. It's a better card for the money. If you prefer AMD over nVidia though the 270x is still a good card, just the 760 is the best performance/cost card in that range.
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March 19, 2014 10:56:37 AM

ModernWarfare said:
hi there for those games and the price range the r9 270x is good

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-2xDVI-Graphics...

BUT before you get this i would like to know you're specs :) 


they are shity -
intel i5 3.1 ghz 4 cores
intel dh61ww
seagate barracuda 7000rpm
samsung 1080p monitor
aoc 1056p monitor
(i just wrote down the monitors because i wanted you to know what kind of work the card will have to do)
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March 19, 2014 10:57:30 AM

good thinking but i was curious about the specs MOST IMPORTANT the psu.
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March 19, 2014 10:58:56 AM

hm rather bad mobo but i need to know you're power supply :) 
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March 19, 2014 10:59:51 AM

Jake Lloyd said:
The GTX 760 beats out the 270x in every benchmark/real world gaming and is tied for power consumption for the same price. It's a better card for the money. If you prefer AMD over nVidia though the 270x is still a good card, just the 760 is the best performance/cost card in that range.


Is the 760 SLI compatible?
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March 19, 2014 11:00:48 AM

ModernWarfare said:
hm rather bad mobo but i need to know you're power supply :) 


800 wats
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March 19, 2014 11:01:22 AM

yes the gtx 760 is sli but you're mobo isnt.
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March 19, 2014 11:02:10 AM

sorry for asking much but what brand is the psu and be more specific about it.
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March 19, 2014 11:02:25 AM

you can SLi the 760, 800W PSU doesn't tell us much. What's more important is the amps on the 12v rails, the age of the PSU, and the rating. Can you get a model number?
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March 19, 2014 11:03:20 AM

ModernWarfare said:
yes the gtx 760 is sli but you're mobo isnt.


i am buying a new mobo.

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March 19, 2014 11:04:28 AM

dont now what generation is you're i5 but z87 mobo's are the best.
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March 19, 2014 11:05:36 AM

Corsair Modular TX850M
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March 19, 2014 11:06:30 AM

great that psu should work like a charm ;) 
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March 19, 2014 11:07:15 AM

ModernWarfare said:
dont now what generation is you're i5 but z87 mobo's are the best.


Don't say you're; it's your. You're means "You are".

@OP Why the DH61WW? The motherboard seems a definite mismatch in your case. Is your i5 sandy bridge?
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March 19, 2014 11:10:39 AM

cst1992 said:
ModernWarfare said:
dont now what generation is you're i5 but z87 mobo's are the best.


Don't say you're; it's your. You're means "You are".

@OP Why the DH61WW? The motherboard seems a definite mismatch in your case. Is your i5 sandy bridge?


yes


YES
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March 19, 2014 11:12:04 AM

I believe that 3.1ghz i5 is a 1155 socket, also that PSU will run either card in single and dual just fine. If the CPU is the ivy bridge (can find a 3.1ghz besides ivy) then the Z77 boards will be the best upgrade. I'm currently running a 2500k on a Z77 with a 760OC and run BF4, Titanfall, SimCity, on high or ultra with 60FPS and have dual 24" screens.

Edit: forgot the 2400 was also 3.1ghz, still same socket though so Z77 still best go shoot for.
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March 19, 2014 11:13:32 AM

Which i5 do you have specifically? If it's a 2xxxk then get a z series motherboard otherwise get a h series. Otherwise you could also go for a B75 if you're not going to RAID your hard drives.
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March 19, 2014 11:13:32 AM

Jake Lloyd said:
I believe that 3.1ghz i5 is a 1155 socket, also that PSU will run either card in single and dual just fine. If the CPU is the ivy bridge (can find a 3.1ghz besides ivy) then the Z77 boards will be the best upgrade. I'm currently running a 2500k on a Z77 with a 760OC and run BF4, Titanfall, SimCity, on high or ultra with 60FPS and have dual 24" screens.


yup it is 1155 and i will soon get a mobo.
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March 19, 2014 11:14:20 AM

cst1992 said:
Which i5 do you have specifically? If it's a 2xxxk then get a z series motherboard otherwise get a h series. Otherwise you could also go for a B75 if you're not going to RAID your hard drives.


let's just focus on the card now.
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March 19, 2014 11:21:55 AM

cst1992 said:
The r9 280x for 300USD. You could also refer to the latest post for Tom's Hardware "Best Graphics cards for the Money March 2014"


ok thanks but i prefer nvidia.
well can you tell me the nvidia alternative?
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March 19, 2014 11:24:53 AM

Sorry, the 280x suggestion was from an old review. It's removed. Go for the 770; it's 40$ more but it's in league with the GTX680(it's actually a stronger version of that card).
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March 19, 2014 11:26:16 AM

cst1992 said:
Sorry, the 280x suggestion was from an old review. It's removed. Go for the 770; it's 40$ more but it's in league with the GTX680(it's actually a stronger version of that card).


ok thanks
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March 19, 2014 11:51:55 AM

Sorry stepped out for a bit. cst1992 is spot on. The price of the 770 is pretty good right now in comparison to the 760 and you get a pretty good performance upgrade. For brands Asus, and EVGA are good, MSI seems to have a few more DOA style reviews but I personally haven't had issues with them, it happens. They do have great cooling though. The EVGA with the ACX cooler seems to be one of the best options out right now.

Another good thing is if you pick up a MB that's Sli ready, then down the road you can just add in another if you start to bottleneck, although i don't see that being a issue in the near future at all.
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