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Hi All

For my mates wedding present, I'm going to upgrade his system slightly, I'm thinking about just doing the mobo (because of some issues he's having) and gpu for gaming.

If I remember correctly currently he is running:

AMD PII 955 x4
4gb DDR3 1600
HD5770

I've narrowed the mobo down to a Asus M5A97 R2.0 as suggested in another thread.

Now I'm just after the current best bang for buck gpu at the moment.

I live in NZ, so could you use this site: www.pricespy.co.nz to suggest cards, looking around the $150-$200 mark.

Cheers
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I know it is a little out of your budget, but it is definitely worth the money. The 750Ti is a great P/P card.
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GTX 750 at around $200 NZ : it's cheaper than the R7 260 ,R7 260X (aka HD7790) , GTX 650 Ti , HD7770 and performs better

This Gigabyte GTX 750 at ~ $180 NZ might be a good bet
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=421398
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=21599
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=1028/ID=22715/SID=516430021/productdetails.html

2GB version is $200 NZ http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=21611

I wouldn't pay $130 NZ for a HD7750 GDDR5 or $140 NZ for a GTX 650

The Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti around $230 is an okay deal also
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Would there be a huge difference between 1gb Vram and 2?

I ask cause, he maxes out most games we play as is right now? Dont know if there is very much point going to high.
Edited by Stilldawn - 4/13/14 at 8:07pm
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There's going to be a tangible difference between 1GB GDDR5 and 2GB GDDR5 once you turn up anti-aliasing.

With the GTX 750 / GTX 750 Ti , the Samsung memory modules clock much higher than the modules on the R7 260 or R7 260X. Also, the L2 cache is much larger on the GTX 750 / GTX 750 ti which offsets memory bus and VRAM issues.

Since the HD5770 has a ~ 110W TDP (thermal design power) , the GTX 750 would halve that (~55W TDP but consumes even less than that while gaming).

It won't be much of an upgrade (FPS-wise you're looking at HD7770 having +20% over the HD5770 and the GTX750 / R7 260X gets about 25% more performance over that at stock so about +50% in total) other than power use , ability to use higher res textures (anti-aliasing) , and noise. The Maxwell cards also overclock substantially (15-20% core , 20+% memory) , the R7 260X will eek out maybe 15% core and 10% memory overclock since a R7 260X is a factory overclocked HD7790 to begin with.
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