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1 year ago#11
Just make sure your GPU is 1.21 jigowatt-certified, and you should be fine.
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1 year ago#12
A lot of AMD cards are at stupidly high prices because of mining. I think a 290X costs as much as a 780 Ti right now, and most are sold out. The 780 Ti stomps the 290X pretty hard in gaming performance. The same/similar can be said about other price brackets.
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1 year ago#13
I'm not thinking anything too fancy this time around - just an i5 (probably a 4570) and something along the lines of a GTX770.

BTW, I'm mostly going to be gaming on a 1080p display (see sig), so I'm guessing that a 2Gb card will be acceptable rather than the more expensive 4Gb?
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1 year ago#14
Mr Bump posted...
I'm not thinking anything too fancy this time around - just an i5 (probably a 4570) and something along the lines of a GTX770.

BTW, I'm mostly going to be gaming on a 1080p display (see sig), so I'm guessing that a 2Gb card will be acceptable rather than the more expensive 4Gb?


A 770 will be perfectly fine for 1080p.
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1 year ago#15
VIP86 posted...
Mr Bump posted...
I'm not thinking anything too fancy this time around - just an i5 (probably a 4570) and something along the lines of a GTX770.

BTW, I'm mostly going to be gaming on a 1080p display (see sig), so I'm guessing that a 2Gb card will be acceptable rather than the more expensive 4Gb?


A 770 will be perfectly fine for 1080p.


I was more wondering if I should go 770 2Gb or 770 4Gb - I'm guessing the 4Gb flavour is for crazy high fill rates of 1440p+?
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1 year ago#16
The 4gb version is for I don't know what. It doesn't have the memory interface to properly take advantage of that much ram. Just get the 2gb one and call it a day, getting the 4gb version is just throwing away $50 that you could spend elsewhere.
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1 year ago#17
PhilOnDez posted...
The 4gb version is for I don't know what. It doesn't have the memory interface to properly take advantage of that much ram. Just get the 2gb one and call it a day, getting the 4gb version is just throwing away $50 that you could spend elsewhere.


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1 year ago#18
neoamerican posted...
Which is great since uninstalling and reinstalling drivers sucks.


Meh... You get used to it
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