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Want to spend about $300 on a video card, what do you suggest?

#21DerPancakePosted 10/15/2013 11:03:57 AM
Fisto81 posted...
MuayThaiJesus posted...
pitt12177 posted...
If you bump it, you're looking at the 770.


$400, right? Who are the best manufacturers?


EVGA is the best for Nvidia cards.

Honestly though it's hard to recommend a GTX 770. Compared to the R9 280X, it's $100 more and performance is within a couple %.


100 dollars more for PhysiX, better driver support, and EVGA customer service. I think thats worth the 100 dollars.
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#22Nightmare2398Posted 10/15/2013 11:34:28 AM
"better" driver support

nvidia has had it's share of problems recently, moreso than amd in fact.

a 770 literally performs the same as an r9 280x for $100 more... plus they're likely to go on sale soon, especially on black friday, i wouldn't buy one right now.

i wouldn't buy any card until the dust settles from these recent launches...
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#23MuayThaiJesus(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2013 6:10:06 AM
Fisto81 posted...
MuayThaiJesus posted...
pitt12177 posted...
If you bump it, you're looking at the 770.


$400, right? Who are the best manufacturers?


EVGA is the best for Nvidia cards.

Honestly though it's hard to recommend a GTX 770. Compared to the R9 280X, it's $100 more and performance is within a couple %.


Who is the best for ATI cards?
#24aak57Posted 10/16/2013 6:16:17 AM(edited)
I'd go with either of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161441
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127732

The HIS IceQ X2 cooler is great, and MSI's TF line are historically great overclockers.
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#25MuayThaiJesus(Topic Creator)Posted 10/18/2013 6:28:34 AM
Is it a big pain in the butt switching between Nvidia and ATI?
#26Killah PriestPosted 10/18/2013 7:28:17 AM
uninstall drivers, install card, reinstall drivers.

simple as that.
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#27MuayThaiJesus(Topic Creator)Posted 10/20/2013 7:14:01 AM
So I'm getting ready to order my card, just a few last things. A 280x is definitely better than a 7970? Both are a substantial upgrade from a 560 Ti? Thanks.
#28Cosmic_CoyotePosted 10/23/2013 9:54:42 AM
MuayThaiJesus posted...
So I'm getting ready to order my card, just a few last things. A 280x is definitely better than a 7970? Both are a substantial upgrade from a 560 Ti? Thanks.


BUMP I am also interested into knowing this
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#29macmahon187Posted 10/23/2013 11:02:14 AM
Didn't the new R9 280X just drop for $299
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#30MuayThaiJesus(Topic Creator)Posted 10/25/2013 8:22:24 AM
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