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Okay well I had completely forgotten about the money from classes that I had dropped last year and it has randomly deposited into my account. It comes to 750$
I need to upgrade my GPU on my system right now and I have a few options.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130944&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

In SLI OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130916

Keep in mind I plan to expand my h220 at some point and water cool the card.

Any suggestions or opinions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 29
sadly newegg is down... what are the card options?
post #3 of 29
Maybe wait to see how much the 780Ti will be when it comes out, I doubt very much it'll be more than $700

Edit: Upon a quick google it seems they're expecting the 780Ti to be about $650
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post #4 of 29
If you're only going for nvidia cards then wait for the 780 Ti.
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post #5 of 29
I'd personally go for the 780 myself. The 760 SLI will be a little quicker through.

Either way, I'd wait a few days on the purchase to see what Nvidia's reaction to AMD might be.

Worst case, Oct 28 brings two free games for the 760 and 3 free games for the 780 as opposed to 1 now.
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post #6 of 29
$650 for a 3GB card? Titan is looking pretty good. go check if you have anymore stash.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-06G-P4-2793-KR-GeForce-GTX-TITAN-SuperClocked-6GB-384-bit-GDDR5-Open-Box-/121199005086?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1c38060d9e
Edited by rdr09 - 10/23/13 at 3:27am
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post #7 of 29
If you can wait a bit longer, I'd suggest waiting to see how good the upcoming 290/290X and 780Ti are, if anything their release mite lower prices on cards, possibly giving you more bang for your buck.

I'm assuming your 24" monitor is 1920x1080/1200, either option you have presented would destroy most games at that resolution, but if you plan to upgrade your monitor at some point, I would take whatever has the beefiest memory bandwidth as well as most vram, if those 760's have Hynix ram on them, and are anything like my 670's, you can get a pretty hefty overclock on the memory, whether the bus width would come into play all that much is another question.

Edit: Also I just noticed you're using a H220, you may struggle to keep good temps with two cards in SLI/CFX overclocked along with the CPU, keep that in mind, a 780Ti mite be a better option for you.
Edited by GHADthc - 10/23/13 at 3:32am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

$650 for a 3GB card? Titan is looking pretty good. go check if you have anymore stash.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-06G-P4-2793-KR-GeForce-GTX-TITAN-SuperClocked-6GB-384-bit-GDDR5-Open-Box-/121199005086?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1c38060d9e

Not sure if joking? Custom 780's will beat that reference...... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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post #9 of 29
are you only going for nvidia cards?

the amd 280x cards are both cheaper and better than the 760 you linked, and two of them in crossfire would perform better than a single 780 for about $50 less still.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161441 x2 imo
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Not sure if joking? Custom 780's will beat that reference...... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

op plans to watercool. besides, $650 for a 3GB?
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