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Looking for a graphics card for my many needs.. (Gaming, videos and photoshop, etc..) Fully detailed

Hello guys, I am new to this website as I have just signed up. I found this template to use when asking about a GPU so I thought it would be the best way to get the correct recommendations.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: No rush..

BUDGET RANGE: I am not sure what a high end card runs, but $400 I'm "comfortable" paying... Anything over that, I will consider. Don't hold back!

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: I am looking to start PC gaming.. I just got done building my computer (specs will be listed). I want to be able to play Watchdogs at the best settings, maybe some WoW? Never played it but it looks interesting.. I would like to be able to play the best games at the best levels of graphics. I will be using it for Blu-Ray movies as well. I also do some work in photoshop, I do coding and work a lot in Dreamweaver and Xcode. I am not sure if that is more CPU than GPU but thought I would put it out there so there are no questions to it..

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: I currently do not have a GPU, I am currently using the graphics that are supplied by my CPU. My PSU is Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: My CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.0 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1150. My Motherboard is: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H. My memory is: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB Kit (8GBx2) ( I plan on buying the other 16gb soon). The monitor I will be using is: LG 21:9 Ultrawide.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I am located in the United States. I am in New York. I usually go to Best buy so I can price match things I find on Amazon which is my favorite website.

PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer what is best for my taste.

OVERCLOCKING: I am VERY interested in overclocking. I don't want a card that would have to be constantly overclocked to run what I wanted just to say a few bucks.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: The monitor I am going to be picking up is listed above... But the resolution is 2560x1080.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have better than stock cooling; Want a card with a lifetime warranty; Must run Crysis 3 with full AA on a three-display setup, etc.) I left this description in here because I do not know what "full AA" means. I may eventually do more than 1 monitor, but I doubt it will be any time soon... BTW I currently have Mavericks, Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my system if that makes any bit of a difference.

Thank you in advance guys!
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    generally a GTX770 2gb is good for single monitor 1920x1080.. and a 780ti is good for single 2560x1440.

    you're in the middle... and my reccomendation would be a GTX780.
    I know you can pick one up on ebay for around $400... as they've been out for a year and all the people with lots of $ are selling their 780s and buying 780tis.

    Also, i've seen 780s recently on newegg for $450 after rebate, so that's pretty close to your budget.
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  3. lowriderflow said:
    generally a GTX770 2gb is good for single monitor 1920x1080.. and a 780ti is good for single 2560x1440.

    you're in the middle... and my reccomendation would be a GTX780.
    I know you can pick one up on ebay for around $400... as they've been out for a year and all the people with lots of $ are selling their 780s and buying 780tis.

    Also, i've seen 780s recently on newegg for $450 after rebate, so that's pretty close to your budget.


    Thank you for the quick response, lowriderflow. I was looking at the GTX 770 last night when I was at best buy. Good thing I decided to wait. If I got the GTX 780, where would I see a dip in performance? (What would i have to throw at it to really slow it down?)

    Also, what is the main difference between the GTX 780 and the GTX 780 ti?
  4. Did some of my own research and came up with this:

    GTX780 vs GTX780ti

    I think I will go with the 780 based on the price difference, and my needs. Thanks a bunch!
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