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Ok so I've got a friend who's ready to upgrade, currently he's running a stock i5 2400 with an hd5770

He's just going to put the $300 towards a gpu and call it a day, what's the best bang for his buck?
He has dual 1080 monitors but only games on one at 60hz he will NOT be overclocking

Most played games currently are Sc2, dota 2, but this is hoping to prepare him for teso (the elder scrolls online) and titanfall

So recommendations? He's looking at the 2 models I posted in the title mostly due to price point but open to other recommendations

No particular brand loyalty or manufacturer preferences either.

Pros and cons and reasons for recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 18
You can usually find the GTX 770 for $330. Could that work? I will never recommend the 270x for $300. That's a $200 card for absurd prices. Screw AMD and this mining B.S.! LOL
post #3 of 18
Get a 7870 off ebay, 270x is just a rebranded version. Or even a 7850 would be a good upgrade.
post #4 of 18
7850 is a great value card, plays everything on high settings and even ultra with decent fps
post #5 of 18
A gtx760 will trade blows w/7950 @ stock. If your friend can't add ~$30 more for a gtx770 then the 760 is the way to go for 1080 gaming. A nice msi gamer or evga acx cooler would be a few good choices.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input guys

Is there a big difference between AMD/ATI nvidia at this point?
Edited by Jim888 - 3/2/14 at 8:25am
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post #7 of 18
Or wait for the R9 280 (same as the HD7950 with higher clocks) @ around $250.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-radeon-r9-280,26022.html
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I agree with looniam. US retailers rip off customers for AMD cards, you are forced to go with Nvidia.
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Looking at the options I thinking 7870 for about $200 and take the other $100 any upgrade his psu, he's currently running a no name 450w any recommendations on PSUs?
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Rocketfish Hard dual sided Creative 2.1 speakers/Razer Megalodon/Charasis  
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Athlon X2 4800+ ESC Nettle2 Asus 5770 wd Black 
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post #10 of 18
Message our psu expert. He goes by the name "Shilka"
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