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Poll Results: Yes or no? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130921

 
  • 33% (2)
    Yes.
  • 66% (4)
    No.
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post #1 of 34
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130921

Thoughts?

Comments?

I want a new GPU. HAd a 7950 AMD. The GTX 770 looks good. This card was recommended elsewhere.
post #2 of 34

A 770 would be a sidegrade coming from the 7950, a slight upgrade at best.

 

If you want an upgrade you should be looking at the 290/780 minimum really.

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post #3 of 34
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Originally Posted by twerk View Post

A 770 would be a sidegrade coming from the 7950, a slight upgrade at best.

If you want an upgrade you should be looking at the 290/780 minimum really.

Oh darn,
do you have any brand/card recommendations?
post #4 of 34
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133525

This one looks okay.

At this point I don't really want to pay 500+ for the more popular cards; a sidegrade would be okay to avoid a 500 dorrah card. I just wanted the ability to use a full cover waterblock for when I build a custom loop. The 7950 I had was an oddball card I guess.
post #5 of 34

Well, my advice would be to buy an R9 290 off eBay or the Overclock Marketplace, they are sometimes going for under $250. The R9 290X's can also be found for around $300.

 

That's if you're okay buying used of course.

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post #6 of 34
This is what I would recommend.

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-4GB-2xDVI-Graphics-GV-R929OC-4GD/dp/B00HS84DFU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400192447&sr=8-1&keywords=r9+290

And for $40 less you could bu one from the warehouse! I want to buy one so bad but I am trying to hold out for the 800 series.. It better be good.. mad.gif
post #7 of 34
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Well, my advice would be to buy an R9 290 off eBay or the Overclock Marketplace, they are sometimes going for under $250. The R9 290X's can also be found for around $300.

That's if you're okay buying used of course.

Thanks!

I might be to scared of eBay people to go there for expensive computer parts. :/
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This is what I would recommend.

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-4GB-2xDVI-Graphics-GV-R929OC-4GD/dp/B00HS84DFU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400192447&sr=8-1&keywords=r9+290

And for $40 less you could bu one from the warehouse! I want to buy one so bad but I am trying to hold out for the 800 series.. It better be good.. mad.gif

This was a solid recommendation! I might actually go with that one. Thanks!
post #8 of 34
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Thanks!

I might be to scared of eBay people to go there for expensive computer parts. :/
This was a solid recommendation! I might actually go with that one. Thanks!

If you're not okay buying used then I second the Gigabyte R9 290 recommendation, it's a great card.

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post #9 of 34
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post #10 of 34

I think that's a problem that affected all 290/290X's with Elpdia memory and UEFI GOP. It think the early Gigabyte models had Elpdia memory, hence the black screening.

 

I'm not sure on that though, I'd wait for someone else to come along.

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