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June 23, 2014 6:10:32 AM

I am looking to upgrade my 2gb 7850 this year , i am wondering whats the highest card my 750w psu can handle ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) .

while also staying under 500$ - nivida/evga and amd/sapphire.
(also is there anything new about to be released that i would be better off waiting till 2015?)
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June 23, 2014 6:38:27 AM

If you are going under a $500 budget you should look at a r9 290/290x. The TX750w Corsair PSU can handle any single GPU card on the market, and maybe even 2 cards. 2 cards would be pushing it though.
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June 23, 2014 6:38:51 AM

$400-500 puts you in the range of the R9 290 or GTX 780, but if you're only using a single 60 Hz 1080p monitor, those are somewhat overkill. I'd go with an R9 280X, personally.
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June 23, 2014 7:06:19 AM

oxiide said:
$400-500 puts you in the range of the R9 290 or GTX 780, but if you're only using a single 60 Hz 1080p monitor, those are somewhat overkill. I'd go with an R9 280X, personally.


That is very debateable though since the r9 290 or GTX 780 would have more longevity. Games are coming out more and more demanding all the time. I agree that a 280x is fine for now at 1080p, but in a year it very well may not be for some games. Just look at watch dogs for an example, or crysis 3. Those games would have to be ran without AA and maybe not even ultra allready.

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June 23, 2014 6:42:23 PM

Wasent really wanting to go over 500 dollers .
How well does the 770 perform for the price? Or should I just keep an eye out for deals on the 780?
Also will the 780 handle 4k?


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June 23, 2014 6:55:25 PM

For 1080p, definitely go with the EVGA GTX 780 SC w/ ACX http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CUIVSNS. You will easily be able to max all current games and games for the next couple years with the 780.

The 280X/770 are great for current games but won't be able to handle them over the next two years like they do now.
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June 23, 2014 6:56:12 PM

rasaki said:
Wasent really wanting to go over 500 dollers .
How well does the 770 perform for the price? Or should I just keep an eye out for deals on the 780?
Also will the 780 handle 4k?




Go with the 780 and no, SLI 780Ti's don't even handle 4K "well." They can do it but not with ultra settings and good frame rates.
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June 24, 2014 4:36:59 AM

gonna wait till i see the 780 go on sell and grab one. also want to get a new monitor would it be better to get a is ips panel or a 144hz refresh ? (may be a question for down the road)
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June 24, 2014 11:37:03 AM

rasaki said:
gonna wait till i see the 780 go on sell and grab one. also want to get a new monitor would it be better to get a is ips panel or a 144hz refresh ? (may be a question for down the road)


Gaming go for refresh rate. All around use go with IPS.
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