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June 16, 2014 7:42:42 PM

have cx 600 power supply

asus mother board dont know what type
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June 16, 2014 7:53:09 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CjgKEA...

This is an R9 290, which bests a GTX 780, and it's only $419. It might be a little over budget, but compare this to what you can get for sub-$400 (which is generally $300-350, nothing for $400 on the nose), and it is definitely worth it to save up an additional $20.
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June 16, 2014 7:57:58 PM

I tend to avoid XFX for GPU's. They have subpar cooling and use cheap components. XFX PSU's are great but not their GPU's. I've dealt with their RMA department before on cards I've had to return and it's a pain in the butt.

The Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HJOXUKC, on the other hand, is an excellent model. The Tri-X cooler is one of the best in the market and Sapphire manufactures very reliable cards with great overclocking headroom. They also have excellent customer support. You can get it right around $400 also.

The R9 290 > the GTX 770 2GB or 4GB so go that route.
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June 16, 2014 8:10:39 PM

BerganTead1 said:
I tend to avoid XFX for GPU's. They have subpar cooling and use cheap components. XFX PSU's are great but not their GPU's. I've dealt with their RMA department before on cards I've had to return and it's a pain in the butt.

The Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HJOXUKC, on the other hand, is an excellent model. The Tri-X cooler is one of the best in the market and Sapphire manufactures very reliable cards with great overclocking headroom. They also have excellent customer support. You can get it right around $400 also.

The R9 290 > the GTX 770 2GB or 4GB so go that route.

evga?
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June 16, 2014 8:33:53 PM

i7Baby said:
CX 600 problems - voltage control (capacitors) and 24 pin connector not fitting mother board.

Get a Gigabyte R9 290

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or GTX 770 4gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You should have 650W for the r9 290 but a Seasonic 620, XFX 650 or Antec HCG 620M would be good


PSU requirements are usually overstated to make up for the number of really poor quality PSUs that can't actually put out their rated wattage consistently. As long as the PSU has sufficient amperage on the +12V rail(s) and isn't a piece of crap without overcurrent protection, then it's fine.

And personal opinion here: 4GB version of the GTX 770 isn't really worth it. It's usually not worth investing in cards that have more VRAM than the standard edition. The rest of the card's components will become the limiting factor long before the amount of VRAM it has... otherwise it wouldn't make sense for them to have 4GB GTX 770 but GTX 780s that don't go over 3GB
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June 17, 2014 4:15:37 AM

john2127 said:
BerganTead1 said:
I tend to avoid XFX for GPU's. They have subpar cooling and use cheap components. XFX PSU's are great but not their GPU's. I've dealt with their RMA department before on cards I've had to return and it's a pain in the butt.

The Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HJOXUKC, on the other hand, is an excellent model. The Tri-X cooler is one of the best in the market and Sapphire manufactures very reliable cards with great overclocking headroom. They also have excellent customer support. You can get it right around $400 also.

The R9 290 > the GTX 770 2GB or 4GB so go that route.

evga?


EVGA is a nVidia manufacturer and does not manufacture AMD cards. They are an excellent manufacturer though.
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June 17, 2014 12:50:24 PM

BerganTead1 said:
john2127 said:
BerganTead1 said:
I tend to avoid XFX for GPU's. They have subpar cooling and use cheap components. XFX PSU's are great but not their GPU's. I've dealt with their RMA department before on cards I've had to return and it's a pain in the butt.

The Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HJOXUKC, on the other hand, is an excellent model. The Tri-X cooler is one of the best in the market and Sapphire manufactures very reliable cards with great overclocking headroom. They also have excellent customer support. You can get it right around $400 also.

The R9 290 > the GTX 770 2GB or 4GB so go that route.

evga?


EVGA is a nVidia manufacturer and does not manufacture AMD cards. They are an excellent manufacturer though.


idk if it can fit my case i have an amd scorpion case
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June 19, 2014 10:23:28 AM

john2127 said:
BerganTead1 said:
john2127 said:
BerganTead1 said:
I tend to avoid XFX for GPU's. They have subpar cooling and use cheap components. XFX PSU's are great but not their GPU's. I've dealt with their RMA department before on cards I've had to return and it's a pain in the butt.

The Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HJOXUKC, on the other hand, is an excellent model. The Tri-X cooler is one of the best in the market and Sapphire manufactures very reliable cards with great overclocking headroom. They also have excellent customer support. You can get it right around $400 also.

The R9 290 > the GTX 770 2GB or 4GB so go that route.

evga?


EVGA is a nVidia manufacturer and does not manufacture AMD cards. They are an excellent manufacturer though.


idk if it can fit my case i have an amd scorpion case


It should fit.
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June 19, 2014 10:46:08 AM

No one's asked about resolution that I can see. If you're gaming at 1080p, just spend less in my opinion. Pick up a GTX 770 or R9 280X for $300 or so. If you're at 1440p, then sure, R9 290 all the way.
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