Originally Posted by Daxx123
Oh yeah, the PSU - I actually added that in the price but forgot to list it. Originally I was going to use a 660W but returned it when the CM V1000 went on sale for about $100 newegg special with rebates. Glad I got the extra headroom for OC and higher end stuff later on.
I wouldn't say I'm over budget with all that stuff. 1000-675 leaves $325 for a video card upgrade. I'll just save up and wait for prices to drop a little more now that AMD and Nvidia are in a little price war. I want to wait and see how Nvidia responds to the R9 290X and what will be available. I was just reading about G-Sync that will be exclusive to Nvidia Kepler cards which looks interesting. So I'm on the sidelines at the moment.
Planning on single GPU gaming (no crossfire or SLI) and doing some video encoding. Other than that, surfing...lol
Good man! Well with ~325 I would wait, unless you want something immediately, which is fine but your right that prices are looking to drop significantly soon. Nvidia made its millions, now its time for the #realworld to set back in. I love my 760, but its up to you.
Just keep in mind these things. The 290 and 290X's are REALLY power hungry and run HOT! OC'ing will be limited by that. Also, keep in mind that when a ACX version (or whatever) comes out for those lines, they will merk the current 290X's price/performance. Also, if you do a SIGNIFICANT amount of GPU accelerated work, the AMD cards are the way to go WITHOUT A DOUBT!
Gsync looks promising, but don't doubt that AMD has something coming too.
I'd either wait about 2 months for the Christmas train to drop and then you can get a price drop, or get something over black friday.TL;DR - Games <1month: Black Friday deal for Nvidia. Games >2 months: GTX780Ti ACX (save up some dough, that card will crush). GPGPU no matter what AMD! Nvidia still beats out AMD after the new launch on games in your price bracket, after you save up money that is ($500+). You will pay more for a 290X in electricity than you will get back for game performance at a cheaper immediate price.