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best GPU for an overclocked athlon 760k?

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i am about to buy components for a new build and currently own a AsRock FM2A85X-ITX motherboard. The best processor available for this board without any built in graphics is the athlon x4 760k @3.8ghz. i did a little research on the motherboard and it looks good enough to get the 760k close to 5ghz with a decent cooler, maybe about 4.7/4.8. all other components i can salvage from my old pc with the addition of a small SSD and shove it all into a nice green bitfenix prodigy. what i would really like to know is what is the limit in terms of what gpu i can use? i was looking at the r9 270x but thought that with a high overlock i might even be able to get away with a 280x without too much of a bottleneck. what dyu reckon? cheers.
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What's the budget for the GPU?
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sorry i forgot to mention budget. assuming price is no object, what is the fastest gpu i can get away with? but in reality i wouldnt want to be spending much more than £250.
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anyone?
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post #5 of 7
If the monitor is 1080p, then I'd guess the 280X won't be bottlenecked a lot (if at all).
Depends on the game/title and SP vs MP.
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post #6 of 7
2 x Gtx 560 ti 448 Cores in an SLI configuration FTW!!!
post #7 of 7
On 1080p
With cpu at 4.7ghz or more
2x r7 260x/hd 7970/r9 280x/770gtx

For 4.5ghz or less
760gtx,hd 7870,hd 7950,r9 280,r9 270(x)
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