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i would like to get a computer that can run just about all games with very high fps and good graphics, but doesn't cost 8k. I have everything except for a graphics card and this is what I know the least about. #1 do you think that this graphics card is good? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8573332&SRCCODE=WEBGOOPA #2 If it is absolutely terrible do you know any other good graphics cards that have a DisplayPort and HDMI ports with support for multiple monitors? Something under 1k if possible as I am not rich and my sister is going to college so I don't have much money to work with. Thanks!

And I've heard of graphics cards like these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CjwKEAjwuYOeBRCy3pLljpjDkDcSJAAhA4mtYYTZAO7tl7w2BWDJ8wUVxPGNlUkliRqsTQE-jgtgDxoCMgvw_wcB&Item=N82E16814125499 but I am basically right at my budget so if possible I would want something very good yet cheap and will last a long time.
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  1. Good and cheap do not go together.
    Look at the reviews of the R9-290X; they are 47% unfavorable.
    A safe choice would be a EVGA GTX780.
  2. Best answer
    Strong gpu and great cooler:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card ($376.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $376.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    PS. imo you should find a good psu too.
  3. Again, look at the list I linked you to, then pick your price point. I will tell you though that an $600 graphics card is a monster.
  4. Well cheap compared to some 3k cards and even a couple SIX THOUSAND DOLLAR cards I've seen! And anyways I've done all the research to get the best CPU and RAM modules and motherboard for the price and with a $500 card the computer would cost just about 2k total. (Without an OS) (That 6k card though was absolutely insane. Like your description of a $600 card multiplied by 10.)
  5. What is the rest of your build?
    For a balanced gamer, the graphics card budget should be about twice the budget for the cpu.
    With your numbers, I might expect a i5-4790K and a GTX780ti.
    There is nothing better for gaming on a single monitor.
    If you will be gaming on triple monitors, or a 4k monitor, then you are looking at dual cards.
  6. Intel i7-4790k Quad Core 4.0GHz. Costs $339.99 which is $679.98 doubled. The graphics card mentioned above costed $459.99. And luckily I don't need 3 monitors.
  7. This is strong enough for any game at 1080p (high fps / high settings):

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($175.91 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.80 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1443.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    PS. it doesn't cost 8k :)
  8. WolfLeader116 said:
    Intel i7-4790k Quad Core 4.0GHz. Costs $339.99 which is $679.98 doubled. The graphics card mentioned above costed $459.99. And luckily I don't need 3 monitors.

    True enough. That is just a rule of thumb. The 4790K can run a card as good as a $700 GTX780ti.
    More likely, you would use a i5-4690K which is about $225 and a $450 graphics card like the R9-290.
    I am not a fan of the R9 cards from the feedback I have seen, and would use a GTX780.
  9. geofelt said:
    s just a rule of thumb. The 4790K can run a card as good as a $700 GTX780ti.
    More likely, you would use a i5-4690K which is about $225 and a $450 graphics card like the R9-290.
    I am not a fan of the R9 cards from the feedback I have seen, and would use a GTX780.


    The feedback I've seen on the GTX cards was worse for me. :/ Especially this one Gigabyte card. I'm pretty sure the card was built to be faulty. It was supposed to be the "crippled starter" version. You know how people tend to make their first version of something bad on purpose just to get double the money as people buy the better newer ones. I've always been a fan of AMD, but this time I looked at comparisons and from what I found the Intel i7 processor was better than the AMD FX series ones. This also means that I would tend to choose an AMD card over NVidia generally. Probably also the reason why in my opinion the GTX cards had worse ratings. I've done some comparisons and this is what I found on the most detailed site. I found another saying the GTX was better, but there was no reasoning and the site was older. http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/graphics-cards/386182/amd-radeon-r9-290x-vs-nvidia-geforce-gtx-780 says that they're close, but the AMD R9 barely beats the GTX with smoother higher fps at high resolution. Another comparison: http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/evga-video-card-06gp43787kr%2Csapphire-video-card-1003622sr/
  10. trust me dont listen to these guys telling you the r9 290 sucks they probably are looking at old reviews. the r9 290 can run 2 monitors, can play 4k(30fps), and has much more vram for future proofing.
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