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Great future-proof high-end GPU and PSU?

The only parts I need left for my pc are the GPU and PSU. I'd like to run games like Watch Dogs and Crysis 3 at max/near-max settings at 1600p (or 1440p). I have an i5 4670k and I'm going to OC it to 4.4GHz.

What kind of GPU can hold me off with awesome performance for 3-4 years, and what kind of PSU would you guys recommend with it?
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  1. Honestly I don't think there are ANY gpu's that will old you off at 1600p ultra for 3-4 years. Even if you got the current best GPU (GTX 780 Ti) it would probably only hold out for 2 years or so. The 780 Ti can only play demanding games on 1600p ultra at 40-50 fps average CURRENTLY, in 3-4 years you will have to be playing on medium settings most likely.
  2. your budget?
  3. Okay, if I were to go for 1080p max instead, what would be a good choice? I've seen stuff like the ROG MARS 760 and POSEIDON 780 but that might be overkill? I don't know.

    And my budget can go as high as $650
  4. svrandom56 said:
    Okay, if I were to go for 1080p max instead, what would be a good choice? I've seen stuff like the ROG MARS 760 and POSEIDON 780 but that might be overkill? I don't know.

    And my budget can go as high as $650


    I would go for one of the 780's with that budget. Or if you don't mind running an AMD card, a 290X would be a good fit for the budget.

    OR if you don't mind stepping up a little bit, the GTX 780 Ti would be the most futureproof option, but the price is around $700. The EVGA 780 Ti SC w/ ACX just recently dropped to $709 on amazon, that's the one I picked up. I'm very satisfied with it. Crushes just about everything at 1080p. he most demanding game I own, BF4, gets a solid 65+ fps, average around 85. Amazon offers 12 month no-interest financing for large purchases... :D
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    you're better of with a gtx 780. it will still max any game at 1080p 60+fps also one of the most solid psu's on the market.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $619.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-11 14:53 EDT-0400)
  6. Why a 850W PSU? Rather go with a 650W or 750W instead. Can save around $20 on the PSU by doing that.
  7. saving up for some taco bell i guess.
  8. Would it be worth it to spend an extra $50 from the asus 780 to the asus poseidon 780?
  9. not really they all have the same performance just different clocks and cooling methods i wouldnt spend 50$ extra on that. heck you can get 50 beef burritos with that.
  10. svrandom56 said:
    Would it be worth it to spend an extra $50 from the asus 780 to the asus poseidon 780?


    If you have a custom closed loop water cooling setup, and you are interested in overclocking it by a hefty amount, then yes it is. Otherwise, no.
  11. Thank you so much, guys!
  12. no problem my friend :) good luck with your purchase :)
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