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hi ,,


i want to finish the part of GPU selection for this gaming rig

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1170.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 04:55 EDT-0400)


in this list i included the 280x, because i'm more confident about it for its higher memory

then i thought about the 770 4GB ... and i want to know which is better because the 770 has extra memory



thanks ..
post #2 of 56
What resolution do you have ? you have more power supply than you need too. 600 watt would be plenty unless your adding another gpu.
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adding another card is a possibility in future .. not now


resolution is 1080p 27"


i read that single 770 4GB not utilize all the 4GB, unless for SLI

I want to ask you because i don't want to add another GPU if one is very enough.

even in future .. I like to buy a new GPU and sell the previous


or buy another 770 for SLI >> that's a possibility too thumb.gif
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a single 2gb 770 is enough for 1080p. no need for 4gb unless your are going to higher res. yes in sli the 4gb can be used but again. its not needed at 1080p.
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what about 280x ?

do you recommend it over 770 2GB?
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i heard lot of complains about 280x i think 770 is better
post #7 of 56
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Originally Posted by itcharzherp View Post

what about 280x ?

do you recommend it over 770 2GB?
.. you should get whichever is cheaper imo. The difference is very small. they go back and forth depending on the game. I prefer nvidea cards but if the 280x was more than $20 cheaper thats what i would buy.
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post #8 of 56
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the extra 1GB for 280x isn't benefit more 2GB for 770?

this is my most concern because they very similar of power .. except the memory

i think the extra 1GB helps in BF4 since they required this memory for the game
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the extra 1GB for 280x isn't benefit more 2GB for 770?

this is my most concern because they very similar of power .. except the memory

i think the extra 1GB helps in BF4 since they required this memory for the game
the vram is not as important as the 384bit vrs 256bit but it stil doesnt matter at 1080p.

I have 2gb 660ti in sli I can max bf4 with 4msaa and hold over 90fps. 2gb is all you need at 1080p.
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I would go with a 280X it has 1 more Gb vram and + 128bit to go with it vs the 770 256bit for 2 or 4GB vram, the AMD drivers have improved very much so no problems there but its just my opinion smile.gif
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