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    Default Scouting for a new gpu

    Hey guys and gals, (dont know if there are any gals in the community, 0/ < wave to ya though) I wanted to start a lil early in my scouting for a new gpu.

    I just bought a new computer about 3 - 4 months ago and it is working great! My current gpu though, is a bit old and Im playing my games on lower settings... I would love to experience the ultra settings rampage, so Im debating a budget for a single vs sli/crossfire gpu setup to power my 40 inch 1080p panel. :P

    So I will do research, ofc, but always like to ask other folks that have more experience and wisdom than I regarding the new upcoming stuff. What are we looking at for release around October of this year? I will be in the market around then, looking to trade out my old 8800 gts oc edition, for a new gpu.

    I play bf4 a lot, Eve online quad boxing ftw..., gta v when it comes out for pc... and maybe a few odds and ends. but those are my major games that I play regularly. What would you recommend for the current build

    I5 4670 k haswell OC'd ofc... 4.3 ghz
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    and Ill be getting a new ps and case... to accommodate the new gpu.

    I could use some 1666 memory, currently have 1333...
    I could use a ssd for my os, and a new os win 7 ofc... :P

    I MAY be flexible on budget, allowing a thousand dollars total for an upgrade... max... I can spend more but really dont want to. that will put me about 2g's total for this build and I think that is more than enough. :P
    If I can squeeze the upgrade with the budget AND go with liquid cooling setup, I would LOVE to do that, for the cpu AND gpu.

    So there it is... I know some of you love this stuff, dont spend too much time on it, but if you know something or feel you have something to add, please by all means, reply.

    Also, if you have something you want to upgrade, but have a card I may be interested in and youd sell it to me, ofc I would consider that! :P let me know?
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    Default Re: Scouting for a new gpu

    With $1k you have plenty of options for GPUs. However if you are not already water cooling the cost to get running will eat into your budget. If you buy an EK 360 kit you are looking at around $300 plus at least $120 per GPU block. So let's say you do go water with a GPU block $450 with shipping cost is gone. That leaves $550 for a GPU. 290x or 780 are your choices. Both can play games on ultra. Sli or Xfire is out of the question be you will need another block and have to get a thicker rad or add another rad to cool 2 top GPUs and a OC i5.

    If you skip Water and just use an AIO on CPU, 2x 770s or 2x 290s might be the way to go.
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    Default Re: Scouting for a new gpu

    You can go with EVGA GTX 770 Classified 4GB Hydro Cooper GPU: Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB 4096MB 1GB GDDR5 256 Bit DisplayPort HDMI D-I/D-D Classified Hydro Copper Graphics Card 04G-P4-3779-KR: Computers & Accessories
    and you can buy some SSD and RAM for the difference to $1000, or you can ad $65-$70 approx and have two GTX 770 for $1070.

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    Default Re: Scouting for a new gpu

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiki007 View Post
    You can go with EVGA GTX 770 Classified 4GB Hydro Cooper GPU: Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB 4096MB 1GB GDDR5 256 Bit DisplayPort HDMI D-I/D-D Classified Hydro Copper Graphics Card 04G-P4-3779-KR: Computers & Accessories
    and you can buy some SSD and RAM for the difference to $1000, or you can ad $65-$70 approx and have two GTX 770 for $1070.
    I currently run two Gigabyte gtx 670s in sli and that let's me run everything on max settings. I don't think you can beat the 770.
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    Ok, So upon deciding the specific card I want, IDK what to go with, ATI or Nvidia...? Which is better? What are the differences really? I have never had an ATI card... not by choice but always turned out that way... I would love to run a triple monitor setup, atm I have just one 40 inch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whenyournex2me View Post
    Ok, So upon deciding the specific card I want, IDK what to go with, ATI or Nvidia...? Which is better? What are the differences really? I have never had an ATI card... not by choice but always turned out that way... I would love to run a triple monitor setup, atm I have just one 40 inch.
    Really just depends on what games you play. I wanted to play Borderlands 2 and it was supported by Nvidia PhysX as well as having better framerates than the amd counterpart. So I went Nvidia. If I was playing tomb raider and far cry 3 though, I'd go with AMD in a heartbeat. World of Warcraft typically favors Nvidia cards while games like League of Legends don't matter either way. But if you want to do any Bit coin mining, amd is the only way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    Really just depends on what games you play. I wanted to play Borderlands 2 and it was supported by Nvidia PhysX as well as having better framerates than the amd counterpart. So I went Nvidia. If I was playing tomb raider and far cry 3 though, I'd go with AMD in a heartbeat. World of Warcraft typically favors Nvidia cards while games like League of Legends don't matter either way. But if you want to do any Bit coin mining, amd is the only way to go.

    That pretty much explains it. The only difference is Price/Performance. No that AMD prices have been restored to suggested pricing this P/P swings back into AMDs favor. With a $299 280x beating the 770 in most benches it will be hard to pass up. And it will be about $30-40 less then a 770. You can get an MSI 290x Lightening for $569 with $30 rebate making it $539. The 780ti is much more expensive at the moment.

    You cant really go wrong with either offerings based on performance alone. AMD and Nvidia released some really good stuff this time around. If you want to save a few $ go AMD. If you like a Nvidia card for any reason and $ isnt a problem. Enjoy it. Either way we as gamers won this time around.
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    Just to add to how much the gamers have won, when I bought my gtx 670, it was running $400. Now you can easily get a gtx770 for around $330 and have that extra bit of performance. Awesome stuff going on right now.
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    Hmm ok. I will keep an eye out, Im sure even a gpu that is four years old will be much better than my current gpu, but I would like to get a nice card. We shall see... ty for the input guys. :P

    I really only play Eve Online.... though I do have plans to pick up gta 5 and I do play some bf4 at times when Im that bored or need a change/break. Eve Online is my main game, how do I find out how amd and nvidia perform in that game? besides buying an ATI card?
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    have you seen the new nvidia 970
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    Yep, that'll be the good GPU choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by automaton View Post
    have you seen the new nvidia 970
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    This is the latest/greatest mid level gaming GPU, (just released) and the price is very low compared to all of the others. It's performance, power usage, low heat output, and capabilities are all off the charts. A pair of these in SLI would be awesome for years,............

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    .....mid level gaming GPU............
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    Default Re: Scouting for a new gpu

    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    Mid level gaming gpu! Good one!!!

    (Technically speaking of course it is, but performance wise hard to believe!)

    actually is a mid level price for one of the top gaming gpus. IMO

    Always look beyond the limits...

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    Default Re: Scouting for a new gpu

    In a few short weeks, it ~will~ be a mid level card. Other 970's with better cooling solutions and wild overclocks will knock the stock cards down a notch. 970Ti's may be in the near future too. 980Ti GPUs will be out,........and AMD is bound to release something that will try to compete with all of them.

    Titan-9 anyone? (or Titan-II)

    Depending on when 20nm fab is ready to go, we could see all of these things.

    I see it as a Mid Level card because of all of these things.
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