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Wondering what GPU to get for my new PC

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August 14, 2014 11:31:11 AM

So im gonna build a new PC, and im looking for a graphics card. Wondering if i should get 780 ti or 290x... and what brand should i get? ive heard that EVGA makes a lot of noise, now noise doesent really bother me as long as its great preformance... Heard that the gigabyte cards r GREAT. Should i get GTX 780 Ti or R9 290x??

Btw: im gonna be using a 4690k. planning to overclock the GPU

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August 14, 2014 11:34:55 AM

If you can afford either get the 780 ti evga acx classified, it's got a dual bios and the acx cooler which is great at keeping temps low
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August 14, 2014 11:40:49 AM

legend001523 said:
If you can afford either get the 780 ti evga acx classified, it's got a dual bios and the acx cooler which is great at keeping temps low


but if i were to go for the 290x wich brand do u recomend?...
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August 14, 2014 11:42:23 AM

Sapphire tri x, it's the best 290x there is along with the msi lightning and asus matrix platinum, all three of them are the best
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August 14, 2014 11:50:05 AM

Both the 'X' and 'Ti' versions of those cards can be quite a bit more expensive than their slightly slower, but less expensive siblings, check some reviews and decide if the extra money is worth the extra performance for you.
If you're making this kind of expensive purchase warranty and service may be more important to you than cost, or noise, if that's the case EVGA win hands down if you're in the USA or Canada, XFX also offer an exceptionally long, lifetime warranty in some countries although their service has slipped over recent years.
Because it draws less power and produces less heat the GTX 780 is probably the better choice for cool and quiet overall and Nvidia do offer better AA options, PhysX, Shadowplay and, if it's of interest to you, Gsync.
With higher heat output the R9 290 demands good case ventilation and a top level cooler, Sapphire Tri-X, Sapphire Vapor-X, Asus Direct CU, MSI Lightning or Gigabyte Windforce are amongst the best but the Tri-X and Windforce is large, so choose your case with care to ensure such long (12") cards will fit. Biggest plusses fro AMD: Lower prices and more memory.
Given the funds, I'd go for a Direct CU II GTX780Ti in a heartbeat but a more realistic card for a single or even dual display would be the R9 290.
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August 14, 2014 12:08:00 PM

coozie7 said:
Both the 'X' and 'Ti' versions of those cards can be quite a bit more expensive than their slightly slower, but less expensive siblings, check some reviews and decide if the extra money is worth the extra performance for you.
If you're making this kind of expensive purchase warranty and service may be more important to you than cost, or noise, if that's the case EVGA win hands down if you're in the USA or Canada, XFX also offer an exceptionally long, lifetime warranty in some countries although their service has slipped over recent years.
Because it draws less power and produces less heat the GTX 780 is probably the better choice for cool and quiet overall and Nvidia do offer better AA options, PhysX, Shadowplay and, if it's of interest to you, Gsync.
With higher heat output the R9 290 demands good case ventilation and a top level cooler, Sapphire Tri-X, Sapphire Vapor-X, Asus Direct CU, MSI Lightning or Gigabyte Windforce are amongst the best but the Tri-X and Windforce is large, so choose your case with care to ensure such long (12") cards will fit. Biggest plusses fro AMD: Lower prices and more memory.
Given the funds, I'd go for a Direct CU II GTX780Ti in a heartbeat but a more realistic card for a single or even dual display would be the R9 290.



Im looking for a graphics card that can run games like bf4 and the upcomming advanced warefare well over 60 fps at ultra. Do u think that 780 or 290 will be enough for this job? or should i maybe wait for the 800 series?... Live in 0noway btw so not any xfx GPUs to buy at all. GPUs r hella expencive in noway. 700$ for a 780 here... madness
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August 14, 2014 12:12:21 PM

Only the 780ti or 290x can get over 60fpd on ultra all settings
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