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2 years ago#21
the gpu first is the much better investment but since you want it mainly for stuff like GW2 then yeah...
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2 years ago#22
Garquille14 posted...
I just mean that I'll spend $400-700 on the gpu whether I buy it first or second


Then get an HD 280x or 290x and then upgrade your CPU ASAP.
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2 years ago#23
Garquille14 posted...
I just mean that I'll spend $400-700 on the gpu whether I buy it first or second


For 700 dollars you could replace CPU, GPU and MOBO easily. Just get an i5 with a 280x.
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2 years ago#24
DiehardFFv2 posted...
Garquille14 posted...
I just mean that I'll spend $400-700 on the gpu whether I buy it first or second


For 700 dollars you could replace CPU, GPU and MOBO easily. Just get an i5 with a 280x.


This is very good advice.
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2 years ago#25
Yeah WTF.

If you have $700 to blow, then you can get everything you need now and be set for awhile.
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2 years ago#26
are i7's going to be of any use to GW2?
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2 years ago#27
otherwise I'm guessing the i5-4670K is the best option, unless a new series is about to come out?
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2 years ago#28
Garquille14 posted...
are i7's going to be of any use to GW2?


Not unless they do some massive overhauls to the game's engine. Getting a 4670k with a decent GPU is your best bet.
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2 years ago#29
Okay so my GPU will be one of these 3:

GTX 780 Ti = MSRP of $700
R9 290X = MSRP of $550
GTX 780 = MSRP of $500

Will that mantle thing be working with nvidia cards? I'm assuming it would work with the 290x


My CPU will be i5-4670K


My mobo will be ???
how does one choose a single mobo among all of them?
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2 years ago#30
Mantle is an AMD thing.
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