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Okay, so my question is: Should I go ahead and buy my sons new system a video card now, or wait for the 800 series and use on board until then? If not, then what card would you recommand?

The system is for one of my sons, to play MMORPGs on, mainly wildstar when it launches June 3rd. So max settings on that game is a must, @ 1920x1080. Current Budget is around $350. Video card will be paired with a i5-4670k. Just want to get the best bang for my money!

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Almost any recently released GPU on the market will be better than the iGPU.

800 series isn't confirmed yet for this year although rumor has it slated for Q4.

What is his current PSU ?
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He has a rosewill 650w in it, and I know any recent or older card would be better than the igpu. Just wanted to weight the pros of getting one now vs later.

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Doubt there any new releases (GPU wise) in the 300-400$ range before June the 3rd.

Recommend either of these:
R9-280X XFX DD for 369$
GTX770 EVGA SC for 347$
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Hiya I was just in the same position recently, I would suggest buying now. Especially if you're using onboard. No reason to wait. You won't be disappointed.

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Sweet, thanks for all the info! I have decided to just buy one now, and upped my budget to $500, so I think I am just going with a 780. Does anyone have one they would recommend? They range so much in price, even among the same brand.
Was looking at
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130951 $509.99
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130952 $499.99

Any input would be great, thanks!
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Sweet, thanks for all the info! I have decided to just buy one now, and upped my budget to $500, so I think I am just going with a 780. Does anyone have one they would recommend? They range so much in price, even among the same brand.
Was looking at
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130951 $509.99
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130952 $499.99

Any input would be great, thanks!

Nothing different between above two or the SC & regular 780 except for clock/boost speeds.

If you don't plan on OC'ing it at all, then go for the FTW card. And you can't go wrong with EVGA, best in the business.
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I'd get the EVGA GTX 780 Classified for $510 , it's a better value that a GTX 780 Ftw/SC for $480-510

Nevermind, deal is dead.

A good GTX 780 would be faster than a thermal limited R9 290 & if you get the EVGA you can have the 90-day stepup ("big Maxwell" may come in June , most recent rumors say 2H 2014).

You can get a MSI R9 290 Gaming for $470 http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00HPS4AFG/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new , http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127774

if you prefer AMD
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What a loving dad. Would go withr the classified and find a more reliable psu like a seasonic and 650w is all you would need
    
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Thanks for all the input everyone, I am looking at newegg now to order!
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