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post #1 of 6
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Hi,
my older GTX 465 is in silicon heaven...
I'm choosing my new graphic card.
My PC is: i5-3330, 4x2GB RAM, Z77 chipset, 650W Seasonix X PSU.

I was wondering to buy GTX 770, because it's have best performance/price ratio what I think.

But now, I'm still playing only on 1280x1024 resolution.

My question is: would you buy GTX 770 instead or would you buy some cheaper card?

Thanks for help.
post #2 of 6
at that resolution there is no need for the 770.
a 660 would likely max out anything at that resolution.

save some money, buy a better monitor, and get a 660 or 660ti
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I agree with the above.

Buy a 1080p monitor first, that should be your priority. Your CPU may bottleneck a GTX 770 in a few games but you should be okay, it performs similarly to the i5 2400 which is a great budget CPU, it's just a shame they aren't overclockable.

The GTX 770 is the best bang for your buck card at the moment, along with the 7950/7970 so it's a great option but it would be a waste at such a small resolution.
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I have also money for 1080p monitor it not depends on my money for the card, but my older 19" EIZO still have great image quality and works great.
EIZO have 8 years now, in the future if EIZO failure, I will buy 1080p monitor.

What I was reading today graphic cards could last many years for games, because it looks like the evolution progress in graphic isn't fat too quick...
I think GTX 770 is more powerful than the GPU in new next generation consoles.

GTX 770 cost about 30% more than GTX 660 Ti and it's about 30% powerful, so the extra fee is OK.
I know that the GTX 760 Ti will be out in June... wink.gif

Do you think that in the future I will not use more performance of GTX 770 on the future games?
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Since you say you also have money for 1080p, then get the 1080p monitor and a 770, BUT if you would be sticking to your previous monitor, a 650ti boost /660 (non ti) will be perfect for you. wink.gif
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760 ti and a new monitor gets my vote
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