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Great future-proof high-end GPU and PSU?

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April 11, 2014 11:32:47 AM

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?
April 11, 2014 11:38:36 AM

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.
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April 11, 2014 11:39:05 AM

your budget?
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April 11, 2014 11:47:48 AM

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
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April 11, 2014 11:51:11 AM

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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April 11, 2014 11:54:12 AM

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)
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April 11, 2014 12:05:36 PM

Why a 850W PSU? Rather go with a 650W or 750W instead. Can save around $20 on the PSU by doing that.
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April 11, 2014 12:13:18 PM

saving up for some taco bell i guess.
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April 11, 2014 1:58:46 PM

Would it be worth it to spend an extra $50 from the asus 780 to the asus poseidon 780?
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April 11, 2014 2:07:14 PM

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.
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April 11, 2014 2:07:38 PM

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.
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April 11, 2014 2:24:28 PM

Thank you so much, guys!
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April 11, 2014 2:25:50 PM

no problem my friend :)  good luck with your purchase :) 
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