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hello i wanted a new game pc ,
and little stuck i saw how cheap the radeon r9 290X is agains gtx 780
just want to have worth my mony.

this is the rest of my build
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1594.89
and monitor : ASUS 24" Gaming Monitor VG248QE
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  1. This chart will give you the best graphics card for your budget.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-8.html

    The GTX 780 will work well with your system if that is what you are asking. The chart will provide the best options at lower price points.
  2. i haven't heard of any r9 230x
    can you try 780Ti
    also if you are not gonna OC you may try removing the coolers and getting some titans/r9 295x2 ;D

    also currently i7 is not required(gaming) and has no notable differences in gaming (in comparison to i5)
    so you can get way better cards
    who know 2 780's

    its your choice

    in the end your pc build is quite up to mark and you should not worry
    about changing anything
    if you are talking about r9 290x,780
    i would recommend the 780
    but just get the cheaper one they are nearly the same
  3. i can buy the 780 and r9 290X for same price tag €499
    but thay say the 290 x is too hot but is more like an 780 I comparison and the 780 more stable .
    and witch one of I5 your recommendation ? the i5-4670K ?
    thx all for the post , much appreciated
  4. Best answer
    The R9 290x has a performance edge if you are considering one with a good non-reference cooler. I would stay away from the reference cards though.

    Overall I think I would get the GTX780 over the R9 290. I also prefer Nvidia to AMD if you are comparing similar cards.

    If you are going to invest that much on a graphics card, I would stay with the i7-4770K.
  5. check this
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uZSV
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uZSV/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uZSV/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.79 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($154.99 @ Micro Center)
    Total: $1290.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-20 04:26 EDT-0400)
  6. terry4536 said:
    The R9 290x has a performance edge if you are considering one with a good non-reference cooler. I would stay away from the reference cards though.

    Overall I think I would get the GTX780 over the R9 290. I also prefer Nvidia to AMD if you are comparing similar cards.

    If you are going to invest that much on a graphics card, I would stay with the i7-4770K.


    thx for your time . just seeing the benchmarks some times , cant make a decision from price/performance
  7. sorry i couldn't reply i was offline
  8. thisnamehasalreadybeentaken said:
    sorry i couldn't reply i was offline


    no problem thx for your repley any way :)
    happy easter :)
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