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Buy now or wait? GPU Upgrade.

#11Littlemikesc(Topic Creator)Posted 11/8/2013 4:23:02 AM
7950...anyone else have some other opinions? I just want to see a few different ideas.

TimePharaoh posted...
I'd suggesting upgrading the games you want to play first tbqh


Very informative, please go on.
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#12Master_BassPosted 11/8/2013 6:03:26 AM
GrimmViking posted...
Spend 300 bucks on the R9 280x and call it a day. The R9 280x is very similar to the 7970's performance level.

I'd say this. Can't you wait a bit longer and save a little money for it?
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#13Fury_FuturPosted 11/8/2013 6:14:20 AM
newegg has $170 HD 7870s right now, Powercolor's tahiti or w/e and MSI ghz ed.
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#14BkongoPosted 11/8/2013 7:33:27 AM
Since new video cards came out there has been a rather nice price drop on a bunch but yeah, wait till Black Friday, see what's available.
#15JockoPosted 11/8/2013 8:01:23 AM
The Radeon HD 7950 has been on sale recently for as low as $180 after rebate so that's going to be your best bang for your buck under $200. Unfortunately the cheapest one out there right now is $236. I'd wait until it drops below $200 again.
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#16Littlemikesc(Topic Creator)Posted 11/8/2013 8:11:29 PM
So I should keep an eye on the 7950 for the next few weeks? As for the The R9 280x, is that the best card in the $300 range?
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#17Fury_FuturPosted 11/8/2013 8:35:54 PM(edited)
Littlemikesc posted...
So I should keep an eye on the 7950 for the next few weeks? As for the The R9 280x, is that the best card in the $300 range?


http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r79503gd5ocbe

You can see how the 7950 was $180 on and off through half of September and October. I'd expect that again soon..

note: that 7950 is apparently very toasty when gaming
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#18gsf4lyfePosted 11/8/2013 9:05:02 PM
See if you can get a 7950 cheap, if not an R9 270 would likely be your best bet.
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#19Da HuiPosted 11/8/2013 10:06:38 PM
3.2 Quad is pretty vague, what model processor do you have?

I'd definitely wait until Black Friday/Cyber Monday. I don't know what kind of deals they have on GPUs but it's not far away and they won't be more expensive! If you can jump up to the $200-250 range, you can hope for a GTX 770 to drop down to that range during Black Friday/Cybe Monday. Right now you can get a 2GB model for $330 after shipping. I think about $250 seems like a reasonable discount for Black Friday.
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#20Littlemikesc(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2013 10:30:26 AM
Reading up on Nvidia and AMD....I'm not sure what to do. I always hear Nvidia over AMD, but it seems everyone says to buy AMD, what gives? Is it just because AMD has better performance-per-dollar at a mid-range price point? Nvidia seems like it has more features for games.

So confused..
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