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I was thinking that now with the BF4 release, some of us with money stacked up (myself have saved up 3K $ for PC upgrading since my last PC was bought 3 years ago ( 1280x720 low settings to play BF3 lol! ) that a graphics card update would be really really nice. With the release of the R9 290X the 780 has dropped significantly in price.

Just me that has found this:

MSi GTX 780 Lightning for 539$

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Graphics-N780-LIGHTNING/dp/B00ER8HDME/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1383238880&sr=8-8&keywords=gtx+780

Galaxy GTX 780 Hall Of Fame for 539$

http://www.amazon.com/Galaxy-GeForce-Express-Graphics-78XNH5DV8PXV/dp/B00DZIFN4M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383239184&sr=8-2&keywords=gtx+780+hall+of+fame

EVGA GTX 780 Classified for 579$

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Classified-Dual-Link-Graphics-03G-P4-3788-KR/dp/B00E8PAAUS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383239217&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx+780+classified

All of this while the R9 290X is sold for 549$.

Is it just me or does it sound like the best deal ever to pick up a Lightning 780 for 10$ less than the R9 290X and it will easily outperform it.

Might pick up 2 Lightnings for my gaming rig, if you want a 290X you should seriously consider the 780 Lightning, 10$ cheaper, cooler, quiter and will significantly outperform it once you push it to what it's capabe of, 1210+ mhz on air.
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I did a small roundup taking info in tests from Toms, Xbitlabs, and Hardware.info and it seems that the 770 is roughly 30% more powerful that the 760, and the 780 is roughly 20% more powerful than the 770 (though the results vary seriously, bigger information pool would do much better). This means that if you were trying to get the bang for your buck, then you should be looking at the prices like so:

Card model = multiplier.
GTX 760 = 1
GTX 770 = 1.3
GTX 780 = 1.56

Take the least expensive 2GB version of GTX 760 available (all reviewed cards were 2GB, except 780 which were 3GB) to you and multiply the price by the multiplier of the model you desire. (Different version of the same chip perform very close to each other, but the “OC” versions might have better chance to successfully OC, getting you a heads-up in winning that silicone lottery) The resulting number will be the $/performace that would make sense for that card.

In my case, for example, Memory Express has a 2GB GTX 760 for $240, so a 2GB GTX 770 for $312 ($240×1.3), and a 3GB GTX 780 for $487 ($240×1.56) would make sense for me. If I take the prices specific to any one seller available to me, they stay about $15 over these numbers.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-4790K Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 GTX 1080 8GB GB GTX 1080 8GB GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ares 16GB 2133 dual channel kit Crucial 893 GB SSD 3x HGST 3TB SATA3 H110i v2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Acer XB271HK FILCO Majestouch 2 EVGA Supernova 1300 80 gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 900D Cougar 700M Mionix Sargas 400 Asus Xonar u7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2670qm ASUSTeK K73SD GeForce 610M 8 GB Samsung 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
750 GB Hitachi HTS54somenumbers Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8B0AW Laptop cooling — snakey heatpipe, some heatsink... Windows 8 pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Some 17" 1600×900 glossy panel, not too shabby. LG Flatron W2343T Most keys are perfect square. A few elongated r... The AC/DC adapter makes a high-pitched sighing ... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Not slim. Nexus silent mouse Custom handmade Built in, some realtek crap. 
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