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Need help choosing graphics card for a new build

I have some questions about some cards that I can't choose from. There is a great deal on two cards, MSI Radeon R9 380 and ASUS GeForce GTX 960
I'm not sure I should wait for RX 480 4gb to become available if the aftermarket cards won't be around $200. I will get a power supply above 500 watts. I'll be playing at 768p but might upgrade later. I know there is 5-10 fps difference in some games between the cards. The games will be like GTA V, Battlefield 4, etc.
1. Is the GTX 960 worth it since I read that the 4gb ram isn't how much it uses. The Asus one has better reviews than the R9 380.
2. Is the R9 380 worth it since I read that there were driver issues. The MSI one has some reviews about it crashing.
I won't be upgrading for a while and I want the best card that'll last and have good performance. My other parts are Intel Core-i3 for now and 8gb DDR4 RAM. Thanks for your help!
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    Wait for rx 480. It will outperform both r9 and 960. However you might consider to get a better processor. An i3 is a bit slow (what i3 excalty) an 8GB ram is fine
  2. dexxterlab97 said:
    Wait for rx 480. It will outperform both r9 and 960. However you might consider to get a better processor. An i3 is a bit slow (what i3 excalty) an 8GB ram is fine


    Yeah I know but If I wasn't going to the RX 480 because with the power issues an all, what do you think of my other questions. The aftermarket cards for the 4gb will be over 200 dollars and thats in a few weeks. If I go that high I'd have to cut down on the case or drop to tier two power supply. Also the processor is an i3-6100 which I can upgrade later.
  3. Cheesyrox said:
    dexxterlab97 said:
    Wait for rx 480. It will outperform both r9 and 960. However you might consider to get a better processor. An i3 is a bit slow (what i3 excalty) an 8GB ram is fine


    Yeah I know but If I wasn't going to the RX 480 because with the power issues an all, what do you think of my other questions. The aftermarket cards for the 4gb will be over 200 dollars and thats in a few weeks. If I go that high I'd have to cut down on the case or drop to tier two power supply. Also the processor is an i3-6100 which I can upgrade later.


    I would go with R9 380
  4. dexxterlab97 said:
    I would go with R9 380

    Will I have problems with it? There were reviews about driver crashes, overheating, and black screens. Do you think they are fixed and stuff. Also I got a couple more questions if you're willing to answer them. Thanks!
  5. Cheesyrox said:
    dexxterlab97 said:
    I would go with R9 380

    Will I have problems with it? There were reviews about driver crashes, overheating, and black screens. Do you think they are fixed and stuff. Also I got a couple more questions if you're willing to answer them. Thanks!



    I think the card itself is good. Not to worry about reviews much.
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