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The msi and gigabyte gtx 770s are both $329.99 on newegg. You dont mention what monitor you have but Im assuming 1080p (if not get one smile.gif ) but for $30 over your budget you get a WHOLE lot more gpu than a 270x or 760 like some others mentioned. A 280x is basically amd's equivalent.

msi gtx 770

gigabyte gtx 770
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Originally Posted by chiknnwatrmln View Post

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sapphire-AMD-Radeon-HD-7970-/131139410708?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1e88849b14

This was just a quick search, I saw some 7970's going for $250 with no bids... Don't be afraid to buy off eBay, they often favor the buyer more than the seller.

^this. the 280 (rebadge 7950) or get a 280X. oc your cpu to at least 4GHz and you can max out BF4 MP easy using 1080.

here was my 7950 oc'ed to 7970GHz with my thuban . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1515173

edit: can't recommend higher than the 770 or 280X unless you want to upgrade the rest of your sig as well.

With BF4 . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131533
Edited by rdr09 - 3/15/14 at 8:23pm
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by 66racer View Post

The msi and gigabyte gtx 770s are both $329.99 on newegg. You dont mention what monitor you have but Im assuming 1080p (if not get one smile.gif ) but for $30 over your budget you get a WHOLE lot more gpu than a 270x or 760 like some others mentioned. A 280x is basically amd's equivalent.

msi gtx 770

gigabyte gtx 770

Both of those cards are great.

I'll echo what others have said about vram: just get the 2GB card. 4GB on a 256-bit memory bus is a waste in 95% of all situations.

However, the GTX 770 is a much faster card than the 760. Spend a few extra bucks and get the GTX 770. thumb.gif
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by 66racer View Post

The msi and gigabyte gtx 770s are both $329.99 on newegg. You dont mention what monitor you have but Im assuming 1080p (if not get one smile.gif ) but for $30 over your budget you get a WHOLE lot more gpu than a 270x or 760 like some others mentioned. A 280x is basically amd's equivalent.

msi gtx 770

gigabyte gtx 770

He has this monitor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001439

And we posted the exact same cards as a suggestion biggrin.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1474479/buying-a-new-card-looking-for-guidance/0_100#post_21954094
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Originally Posted by chiknnwatrmln View Post

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sapphire-AMD-Radeon-HD-7970-/131139410708?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1e88849b14

This was just a quick search, I saw some 7970's going for $250 with no bids... Don't be afraid to buy off eBay, they often favor the buyer more than the seller.

I don't know. I don't think I am going to trust these leftover mining cards that were run 24/7 at least not for longevity.
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If you have a $300 hard limit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202099

$300 R9 280 , not that it's worth it since the R9 280X cards hit $330-350

This card is worth at most ~$250-260 IMO , given GTX 760 pricing.
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post #17 of 20
I would second the MSI 770; Housemate has a MSI 760 Gaming (Same cooler essentially) and it's a real nice cool/quiet running card.
 
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post #18 of 20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125466

You don't need the 4gb. And Gigabyte is the way to go.
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Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for your replies! I'm probably leaning towards the 770 at this point, and might break my budget just a little for it. I'll continue to monitor for any other suggestions, though!
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