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But then why not just do that every 6 months. Always new cards coming out, so he'd be waiting forever. He's better off spending 300 now and using something for a few years. Things can come up and he may just get stuck with a mediocre GPU.

The big focus seems to be efficiency now, so i doubt outside of a few games he will need anything more than a 770/280x in the next few years.

but next gen is literally just around the corner, instead of figuratively this time. biggrin.gif
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read what i said on my edit post
price isnt everything ..... your basically hitting "filter gtx 760, cheapest price"
....
Typically do NCIX -> Newegg -> TigerDirect -> Amazon.
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=84358&vpn=N770%20TF%202GD5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI&promoid=1020
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=84048&vpn=GV-N770OC-2GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1020
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=84874&vpn=GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1020

NCIX has no tax (and typically no shipping)
Newegg has fastest shipping
TigerDirect for their MIR's and our giftcards
Amazon was my 1st choice but they are now charging tax.
Still advise the 770 though
e) also price is everything when it comes to a video card.
If he cant spend more then a certain amount then he can't do much more.
If he had more money he'd have more options of which typically are better cards in tiers and clocks
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Typically do NCIX -> Newegg -> TigerDirect -> Amazon.
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=84358&vpn=N770%20TF%202GD5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI&promoid=1020
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=84048&vpn=GV-N770OC-2GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1020
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=84874&vpn=GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1020

NCIX has no tax (and typically no shipping)
Newegg has fastest shipping
TigerDirect for their MIR's and our giftcards
Amazon was my 1st choice but they are now charging tax.
Still advise the 770 though

sigh. ... . . like i said 5 posts back, you cant post cards thats on sale and say thats the regular price .....

EDIT: not saying my method is right and yours is wrong,

only that were using different reference points
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e) also price is everything when it comes to a video card.
If he cant spend more then a certain amount then he can't do much more.
If he had more money he'd have more options of which typically are better cards in tiers and clocks

so when your buying a video card you only look at prices?? horrible way to buy, not just video cards, but any items in general ...
Edited by IMKR - 3/28/14 at 8:10pm
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I appreciate everyones input, advice and opinions btw. It's been a few years since i've even talked about PC hardware! Kind of wish I had started this thread before ordering everything else, but I still think i'll end up with a half decent rig.
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The 750 ti with 1300mhz is about as fast as a 580 SC. And only consumes 65 watts.

You buy a EVGA card for $160 now. You register the card in first 14 days then wait 90 days and use step up program to get a 800 series of 760 or 770 later. At that point a 770 should only be $200 then so you only pay $40 for step up to get the card you want.
Edited by UNOE - 3/28/14 at 8:14pm
 
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sigh. ... . . like i said 5 posts back, you cant post cards thats on sale and say thats the regular price .....

EDIT: not saying my method is right and yours is wrong,

only that were using different reference points
so when your buying a video card you only look at prices?? horrible way to buy, not just video cards, but any items in general ...
Literally how everything goes.
You can't spend money you don't have, lol.
If he waits he can get better, but there would be no reason to get a higher 760 over a 770.
Spending any more than 280-290$ he is better off with a 770, thus no reason to even look at 760's in that same price range.
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The 750 ti with 1300mhz is about as fast as a 580 SC. And only consumes 65 watts.

You buy a EVGA card for $160 now. You register the card in first 14 days then wait 90 days and use step up program to get a 800 series of 760 or 770. And 770 should only be $200 then so you only pay $40 for step up to get the card you want.
I'd say go with a 50$ card rather than 150+
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Is it just me, o
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The 750 ti with 1300mhz is about as fast as a 580 SC. And only consumes 65 watts.

You buy a EVGA card for $160 now. You register the card in first 14 days then wait 90 days and use step up program to get a 800 series of 760 or 770. And 770 should only be $200 then so you only pay $40 for step up to get the card you want.

Step up program?

Now this interests me greatly.
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I'd say go with a 50$ card rather than 150+

You must not have heard about maxwell this little card is amazing worth every penny
 
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Literally how everything goes.
You can't spend money you don't have, lol.
If he waits he can get better, but there would be no reason to get a higher 760 over a 770.
Spending any more than 280-290$ he is better off with a 770, thus no reason to even look at 760's in that same price range.
I'd say go with a 50$ card rather than 150+

Yeah, you just hit the nail on the head with the first part of that assessment. Not crazy about the $50 card idea though. lol
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You must not have heard about maxwell this little card is amazing worth every penny
50$ for future use or resale.


Would the program give the same amount as he paid for it, or a reduced amount?
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