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Graphics Cards and Motherboards? Help please

So im gonna build a pc and i was thinking to use the motherboard ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER with a AMD Radeon R9 270x


or should i use the ASUS z97-A, but i'm not sure which graphics card to use with this motherboard.

The PC i wanna build is like 1,300 bucks. What do you recommend me? The ASUS z97-A with a very very good graphics card or the ASUS MAXIMUS with the Radeon r9 270x???
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    is it USD $1200 ?

    you can use this build as reference
    definitely Asus Z97-A

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1263.31
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  2. AMD Radeon said:
    is it USD $1200 ?

    you can use this build as reference
    definitely Asus Z97-A

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1263.31
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Yeah its USD, look at the PC i was planning to build:
    Gaming Case: Raidmax Viper GX Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, External SSD 2.5 inch EZ swap & Side-Panel Window
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4690K 3.5 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified)
    CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull))
    Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A ATX w/ Intel GbLAN, 3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI, 1 x M.2, 1x SATA Express, 4x SATA 6Gb/s (All Venom OC Certified)
    RAM / System Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V2)
    Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Single Card)
    Power Supply: 550 Watts - Corsair CSM Series CS550M 80 Plus Gold Certified Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply
    Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

    AND I've heard that the geforce gtx 780 is very good but it is too expensive.
  3. looks good enough :)

    but how does it cost?
    do not say it is $1200. because the template i posted includes GTX 780 for that budget
  4. AMD Radeon said:
    looks good enough :)

    but how does it cost?
    do not say it is $1200. because the template i posted includes GTX 780 for that budget


    It costs 1,282, but you know i'm willing to go to 1,350 if i find a better graphics card, which one should i get??? nVidia is better than AMD right?
  5. nVidia has a few features that AMD doesn't.

    Performance wise, AMD has a bit of the upper hand in price points. r9 280x is roughly the area of the gtx 770. r9 290 and 290x is stronger than the gtx 780, but not as good as the gtx 780Ti. At least for the performance in graphics.
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