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For 1080p, the 960 makes a lot of sense if you're sticking to a lower budget and lower settings, which is what the OP is trying to accomplish.

$179.99 with a code for TW3

Yeah that's a great deal, buy that then upgrade in a couple of years.
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post #32 of 45
Out of the games you currently play, either the R9 280 or GTX 960 will be more than enough. The only difference is that if you ever move up to 1440p or higher in the future, the R9 280 will be able to handle it due to more vRAM and faster memory performance.

I used to have a 7950 (R9 280 is the rebrand) and it actually held up pretty well for 1440p as long as AA settings were turned off.
    
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post #33 of 45
Grab a used amd 7950 from ebay for $100 buck. then u still have $150 spend for 4690k cpu.u will be set for 1080p gaming for long time.

if u just want a new gpu i would go for amd r9 280 $180
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Grab a used amd 7950 from ebay for $100 buck. then u still have $150 spend for 4690k cpu.u will be set for 1080p gaming for long time.

if u just want a new gpu i would go for amd r9 280 $180

^this. Go straight i5.
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Are the 7950's used a lot for mining? I was looking at used R9 290's until I got to reading about how most of them are pulls from mining systems and should be avoided.
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Are the 7950's used a lot for mining? I was looking at used R9 290's until I got to reading about how most of them are pulls from mining systems and should be avoided.

GPU mining has been dead over a year now. Probably not too many cards for sale nowadays that have been mined on especially if they were originally purchased since then. I mined for about 3 months on my 280X's and they still work as good as the day I installed them.
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post #37 of 45
I would get the 290x if it is in your budget. That way you have some future proofing and it is still within the realm of performance for your processor. Right now the 290x is an excellent bang for buck card.
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post #38 of 45
i would suggest you sell the pentium and step up to an i5. There's no point in getting a high end card to run modern game with a dual core, you need to balance out your system. i5 + 970 or 290= gaming bliss.
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Try to get a really cheap used 7950. That's a great pairing for the Pentium and will get you very good frames at 1080 with a solid overclock.
 
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Originally Posted by BulletSponge View Post

GPU mining has been dead over a year now. Probably not too many cards for sale nowadays that have been mined on especially if they were originally purchased since then. I mined for about 3 months on my 280X's and they still work as good as the day I installed them.

Well that is good to know. I just found out mining was even a thing last week so that's why I'm asking questions that are outdated by a year biggrin.gif
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Try to get a really cheap used 7950. That's a great pairing for the Pentium and will get you very good frames at 1080 with a solid overclock.

I'll keep an eye on Ebay for this card.
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