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17-11-2014, 11:38 AM
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17-11-2014, 01:35 PM
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
I'm looking for a new graphics card. I'm considering getting an NVidia GTX 760, although could possibly be tempted to go for GTX 770 if the price was right.

What would you guys recommend? EVGA, ASUS or Gigabyte?

Anyone know if NVidia are going to come out with a new chipset soon? All the reviews I've seen are from last year and I could wait.

I've decided to stick with NVidia because they have better performance under Linux. Also SteamOS prefers NVidia if I decide to do that because all my games are on steam. My motherboard (Gigabyte H87-HD3) doesn't do SLi (only crossfire) so I'll only be buying one card. My PSU is a Corsair HX750.

I have a single 27" monitor and don't plan on getting another one. I'm currently using a Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 bought in 2009.
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17-11-2014, 04:14 PM (This post was last modified: 17-11-2014 05:37 PM by Free Thought.)
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
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17-11-2014, 05:18 PM
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Voting for Evo to be member of the year for making atleast 2 other members a part of the glorious PC masterrace.

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17-11-2014, 06:41 PM
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(17-11-2014 05:18 PM)ELK12695 Wrote:  Voting for Evo to be member of the year for making atleast 2 other members a part of the glorious PC masterrace.

I was always a part of the PC masterrace. I just happen to also dabble in the console lower classes from time to time.

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17-11-2014, 09:12 PM
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(17-11-2014 06:41 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(17-11-2014 05:18 PM)ELK12695 Wrote:  Voting for Evo to be member of the year for making atleast 2 other members a part of the glorious PC masterrace.

I was always a part of the PC masterrace. I just happen to also dabble in the console lower classes from time to time.

Also known as 'slumming'.

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18-11-2014, 12:37 AM
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
(17-11-2014 01:35 PM)Mathilda Wrote:  I'm looking for a new graphics card. I'm considering getting an NVidia GTX 760, although could possibly be tempted to go for GTX 770 if the price was right.

What would you guys recommend? EVGA, ASUS or Gigabyte?

Anyone know if NVidia are going to come out with a new chipset soon? All the reviews I've seen are from last year and I could wait.

I've decided to stick with NVidia because they have better performance under Linux. Also SteamOS prefers NVidia if I decide to do that because all my games are on steam. My motherboard (Gigabyte H87-HD3) doesn't do SLi (only crossfire) so I'll only be buying one card. My PSU is a Corsair HX750.

I have a single 27" monitor and don't plan on getting another one. I'm currently using a Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 bought in 2009.

Gigabyte < ASUS < EVGA

But it also depends on the specific model. I had a ASUS GTX 770 4GB OCII that would black screen hard-lock my PC, returned it to Newegg and got a EVGA GTX 770 2GB Dual SuperClocked, which in turn I'm waiting on their Step-Up program to trade it back to EVGA to get my second EVGA GTX 970 4GB FTW Edition.

Currently my previous EVGA GTX 770 2GB Dual SuperClocked is available on Newegg for $249 (after $20 mail in rebate), and it's also the second cheapest GTX 770 available on Newegg (the cheapest being the Zotac AMP! Edition for $245). Still it has 57 reviews averaging 5/5 eggs.

The third cheapest GTX 760 is the stock EVGA GTX 760 2GB with the ACX cooler, is available at Newegg for $188 (after $20 mail in rebate), which also has 92 reviews also averaging 5/5 eggs.


Not only that, but both of these cards are available for EVGA's Step-Up program, allowing you to upgrade to a more powerful card. Included on this list of potential upgrades are the GTX 980, the GTX 970, and the GTX 970 FTW Edition.


http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-2981-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-2978-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-2972-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 (02G-P4-2761-KR)
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EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked (02G-P4-2662-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB (02G-P4-2651-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 (01G-P4-2650-KR)
EVGA GeForce GT 640 (Single Slot) (02G-P4-2645-KR)
EVGA GeForce GT 610 2GB (02G-P3-2619-KR)

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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-2981-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-2978-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-2972-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Dual w/ ACX Cooler (02G-P4-3763-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB w/ ACX Cooler (04G-P4-2767-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 (02G-P4-2761-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 2GB Superclocked (02G-P4-2754-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 (01G-P4-2751-KR)
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 FTW w/ EVGA ACX Cooler (02G-P4-3063-KR)
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18-11-2014, 12:40 AM
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
(17-11-2014 01:35 PM)Mathilda Wrote:  I'm looking for a new graphics card. I'm considering getting an NVidia GTX 760, although could possibly be tempted to go for GTX 770 if the price was right.

What would you guys recommend? EVGA, ASUS or Gigabyte?

Anyone know if NVidia are going to come out with a new chipset soon? All the reviews I've seen are from last year and I could wait.

I've decided to stick with NVidia because they have better performance under Linux. Also SteamOS prefers NVidia if I decide to do that because all my games are on steam. My motherboard (Gigabyte H87-HD3) doesn't do SLi (only crossfire) so I'll only be buying one card. My PSU is a Corsair HX750.

I have a single 27" monitor and don't plan on getting another one. I'm currently using a Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 bought in 2009.

970 is the new 770. It's $330. If you want something a bit cheaper, wait for them to release the 960 by the beginning of next year.
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18-11-2014, 01:28 AM
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(18-11-2014 12:40 AM)Kaepora Gaebora Wrote:  970 is the new 770. It's $330. If you want something a bit cheaper, wait for them to release the 960 by the beginning of next year.

The 970 is the $300 card that can keep pace with the $500 AMD flagship. It's one of those rare awesome bang-for-the-buck cards that offers performance way outside it's price bracket, sort of like the GTX 660 and ye olde Geforce 8800GT back in the day.

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18-11-2014, 10:54 AM
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Thanks. I think I will wait until my pay cheque in January or February when I am back in Britain and then buy an NVidia GTX 970. For some reason the 970 seems harder to get hold of in Germany, or at least more expensive, whereas RAM was much cheaper.
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