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Hi All,

Looking to upgrade my GPU. Some of the items I am looking for are:

-More powerful

-More quiet. My current card is extremely loud under load. I know most cards are, but I think this is the loudest card I have owned yet. On my previous card, I removed the stock fan and put on a larger radiator with small fans; I would be willing to do this again if possible.

-I have only owned Nvidia, but I am open to all cards.

-<$200, I want to buy new, unless there is some crazy deal off of OCN.

I do some gaming, mostly GW2, Battlefield, and various games on steam.

Thanks in advance guys.
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MSI R9 380, comes with a free mouse: $198
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post #3 of 24
Probably better to get a 4GB 380, 2GB is on the low side even for a midrange GPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202149

you do get a mouse with that other one but it's the same price with 2GB VRAM less and the mouse itself is kinda cheap and bad
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Dat Twin Frozr is so quiet, though.
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Originally Posted by Cyro999 View Post

Probably better to get a 4GB 380, 2GB is on the low side
I agree.

Noticed lots of games i have to drop settings even for 1200p as i have enough GPU power but not enough room for HD textures etc.
Older games are find even with AA but lots of newer games i tried use lots of Vram.

I would look no lower than 4GB myself for standard HD resolutions.
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4GB doesn't let you max textures and such even on 1080p in the heaviest VRAM games, i think it's completely fine to use 3-4GB for 1080p but you won't be doing the "100% max" stuff with it absolutely all of the time, no matter how strong the GPU is (even Fury!). 2GB on the other hand is definately low enough to more consistently run into problems, rather than just "i'll drop texture res by 1 notch on 2 of my games"
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post #7 of 24
4GB isn't necessary at 1080p at the moment, but for the same price, there's no reason not to get it.
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post #8 of 24
what about an used r9 290 tri x or vapor x or xfx dd from ebay if you want new but it will be slower by 40% then the r9 380 4GB
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Originally Posted by p4inkill3r View Post

4GB isn't necessary at 1080p at the moment, but for the same price, there's no reason not to get it.

It's not neccesary if you don't plan to max textures on every game but 3-4GB is already very highly beneficial over 2GB (and this is coming from a 970 and 980 owner who plays entirely on 1080p)
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what about an used r9 290 tri x or vapor x or xfx dd

Possible but requires extra considerations for cooling. Doesn't the XFX DD 290 have huge problems with insufficient VRM cooling?
Edited by Cyro999 - 9/30/15 at 9:14am
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Possible but requires extra considerations for power supply and cooling. Doesn't the XFX DD 290 have huge problems with insufficient VRM cooling?

with a 750HX Corsair no

and it doesnt
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