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It is time for me to finally replace my 550 Ti.

Spec i want are 1080P@60 on high/ultra settings.
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AMD R9 290.
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post #3 of 9
Budget?

What games?

PSU?
post #4 of 9
get that wallet out and get a gtx 780ti
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yorkston View Post

Budget?

What games?

PSU?

300 but i can go up to 400 if the improvement is worth it

anything from Indies to AAA

650
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Death Saved View Post

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Originally Posted by Yorkston View Post

Budget?

What games?

PSU?

300 but i can go up to 400 if the improvement is worth it

anything from Indies to AAA

650

I'd personally go R9 280X or r9 290 with a good cooler in that budget.
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post #7 of 9
Used 290s can be had for under $400 now that the mining craze is dying off, that would be your best bang for the buck. Just keep in mind that only some manufacturers will honor the warranty for 2nd-hand cards. (MSI, Gigabyte, and i think ASUS?)
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I saw a Msi 290 on eBay sell for $290. eek.gif

WWith prices like these and me still having money, watch out. tongue.gif
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post #9 of 9
if you're going to stick to the $300

a 280x is the way to go....

if you're going to splurge and go up to $400

my money would be on the 4gig GTX770


green....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127747&ignorebbr=1

red....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131533&ignorebbr=1

and if you notice, the rigs in my sigs are from both teams, and i find the nvidia's to be smoother, but my 7970's overclock better
Edited by badtaylorx - 4/7/14 at 1:45pm
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