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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

You cant mine with Nvidia cards. No point in buying Nvidia GPUs right now since the AMDs usually pay themselves in a few months. 

What does mining have to do with this upgrade? Especially when AMD cards are stupidly inflated in price to make Nvidia cards the prefered price/performance option?

In any case...
OP I'd suggest a GTX780 over a GTX770 because they are different cards. The GTX770 is just an overclocked GTX680 with minor improvements. You'll get a lot more out of a GTX780 in the long run.
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You cant mine with Nvidia cards. No point in buying Nvidia GPUs right now since the AMDs usually pay themselves in a few months. 

what?

your
1) assuming he's going to mine
2) assume (if he does mine) he's going to do it regularly
3) assume he will be able to pay off whatever overpriced inflated AMD card he buys.


ur going off topic here
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Find a used 780 then replace your psu. Even 650w is overkill for that build!
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Originally Posted by IMKR View Post


what?

your
1) assuming he's going to mine
2) assume (if he does mine) he's going to do it regularly
3) assume he will be able to pay off whatever overpriced inflated AMD card he buys.


ur going off topic here

 

I'm making about 500$ per months doing nothing with my 290s. No point in buying nvidia cards right now, unless you're a fanboi, but then it's your loss. 

 

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Originally Posted by Aparition View Post


What does mining have to do with this upgrade? Especially when AMD cards are stupidly inflated in price to make Nvidia cards the prefered price/performance option?

In any case...
OP I'd suggest a GTX780 over a GTX770 because they are different cards. The GTX770 is just an overclocked GTX680 with minor improvements. You'll get a lot more out of a GTX780 in the long run.

Free money is free money. What's wrong with spending 100$ more for a card that's going to pay itself in 2-3 months ? Unless you dont mind buying a 600$ cards that's going to sit in your PC doing nothing 70% of the time, I would avoid nvidia until maxwell come out. 
 
 

Edited by splinterize - 3/15/14 at 2:47pm
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Theoretically maxwell is out biggrin.gif
Also there's people like me (maybe op also) that doesn't care at all about cryptocurrency.
So yeah we won't be mining at all.
In addition, this topic was about upgrading, not about mining . U just threw it out there basically assuming everyone mines and he's buying an upgrade so he can mine ....
Sorry but it just bugs me big time when people goes off topic of op's original question and throws other irrelevant stuff out there.
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No need to upgrade your CPU, and your GPU is still strong. If you really want to buy something i'd suggest a good 120hz monitor. 

I have a asus 24" led 120hz monitor, i'd like something bigger tho. 29" pref. maybe a 27? what would you suggest for gaming.
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post #17 of 23
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I have a asus 24" led 120hz monitor, i'd like something bigger tho. 29" pref. maybe a 27? what would you suggest for gaming.

 

Might aswell just keep the Asus. I personally use a 27'' monitor and I like it, but most of my friends think it's just too huge. 

post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by benjamen50 View Post

I would say just the graphics card, the i7 2600K is still pretty strong for gaming.

For Nvidia GPU:
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Dual SC ACX 4GB $446.36 US Dollars
For AMD GPU:
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4GB $509.94 US Dollars, this may be a bit over budget.

I was honestly expecting everyone to say it would be the other way around. How is it that those cards you posted are so much cheaper $$$ as opposed to my HIS Radeon 6990? Are they really much better?
I'm a noob & all but i was almost sure you guys would say replace the CPU! biggrin.gif
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If you check the benchmarks done on these GPUs, you'll see the difference. As you can see the 6990 and the new GPUs are a generation or few apart in architecture.
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PNY GTX 770 for $309

this 770 offers a lifetime warranty as long as you register in 30 days. it is actually not the card amazon shows in the first image. The card Has 3 fans. it is shown in the 2nd amazon image.

i done a build for a friend and this thing is a beast and its dead silent.

Cool! I'm sorry if I am mistaken but for gaming is the video memory of a GPU not one of the most important parts, especially on larger monitors?
& if i were to replace my HIS Radeon 6990, I would be selling my 6990 which i'd hope to get around 600.00 at least for it so that would leave me with 300 extra dollars thinking.gif
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