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So as many people have found out recently, BF4 is killing many systems... I am looking for some quick and easy upgrades to help me update my machine a little bit to help run BF4.

The only games I plan on playing are BF4 (90% of the time), Diablo 3, some FIFA and maybe something else that comes along.

My system isn't bad, but I think I need to upgrade my video card first. I don't have unlimited funds, so the I am looking for the best bang for the buck upgrade. At the moment, I have my i5 2500k OC'd to 4.5 GHz and I think my 580 GTX is stock (can't remember).

I won't be able to afford a GTX 780 (~$600), but I have been shopping around and have been offered a MSI GTX 770 4GB card for $400, good deal? Through my research I have seen that AMD has released a new set of cards, worth looking into?

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
    
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I would grab one of these: ASUS GTX780
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DWV3NM6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=PSSU7X1LDBAO&coliid=I1EDLQB2LWAL73

and an upgraded 250GB or 500GB Samsung EVO SSD:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3W19MO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=PSSU7X1LDBAO&coliid=IUWCLIBXG8Z5H
Edited by Furore - 10/15/13 at 10:12am
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Originally Posted by richuwo11 View Post

I won't be able to afford a GTX 780 (~$600), but I have been shopping around and have been offered a MSI GTX 770 4GB card for $400, good deal? Through my research I have seen that AMD has released a new set of cards, worth looking into?

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

I would save up the extra money for the 780.
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Originally Posted by richuwo11 View Post

I won't be able to afford a GTX 780 (~$600), but I have been shopping around and have been offered a MSI GTX 770 4GB card for $400, good deal? Through my research I have seen that AMD has released a new set of cards, worth looking into?

Is it worth looking into? Somewhat. The only AMD card in your price range right now that's actually available is the 7970 GE / 280x for $300. Which is about as fast as a 770. Even after both are overclocked they are still about equal. If you happen to have an unlocked 7970 or 280x then it will overclock further than the 770. Which may or may not give you groundbreaking frame differences. Only thing is the 7970 GE / 280x is a $100 cheaper. My opinion though, is if I came across a GTX 770 4GB for $400 I would probably jump on it if I could talk the person down on the price because that isn't an amazing deal when you can get an 4GB EVGA or Gigabyte 770 for $439 brand new. If you could grab it for $360-375 it would be worth it. Only if you know it's in good working condition and you can get some idea of what the capable overclocks on it are. Good thing about these GTX 770's is most can do 1280-1300MHz pretty easily, with better cards getting in the 1350MHz range. On the memory end people are doing like 7700-8000MHz on them pretty typically which is amazing, IMO. If that's the case with this card, then it would be worth it. Otherwise the 280x or 7970 GE is a better deal and you save $75 or so (but judging by some reviews, I would opt for a 7970 GE over the 280x).
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What about a 770?
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What about hd 7950 cfx?
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