which video card?

paul7475

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I am looking at these 2.

MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3

$10 dollar difference between the 2.
 

blackened23

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Flip a coin. Honestly, they're pretty close in all areas; overclocking, quietness, and performance. Really, you should pick based on whoever has the best warranty/RMA in your area IMO. If you're on a nitpick level with regards to noise, the MSI gaming card IS slightly quieter based on web reviews. But both cards are very, very quiet. You can't go wrong either way.
 

KaRLiToS

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Get a R9 280x with 3GB Vram and 384bit bus. There are plenty of awsome R9 280x

GTX 770 only have 2GB Vram with 256bit bus.
 

DooKey

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I am looking at these 2.

MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3

$10 dollar difference between the 2.

Since you made it clear in the OP that you are looking at GTX 770 cards from NV and that's what you want I won't insult you by being a silly company advocate for AMD.

Grab the MSI.
 

paul7475

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My monitor's res is 1920x1080. Heres the deal. Right now I have an 8 year old pc with an Athalon 64 3500 proc and a GTS 250 gpu with 3 gigs of ram. Anything would be an improvement. I was going to go with a GTX 760 but the 770 is about 20% faster.One of the things that I don't like about the R9 is that it is power hungry.
 

Gloomy

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Both the 770 and the R9 280X use the same amount of power.

Even if they didn't, if you wanted to conserve energy you shouldn't be playing PC games with a high end machine. You should be in Pennsylvania churning butter with the Amish.
 
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Gloomy

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I play with the lights out. And I do my butter churning right here.

Haha, just messing with you. But yeah, the 770 and the 280X are the same card essentially. Can't really go wrong with either.

If you like the 770, get the 770.
 

RaistlinZ

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Please don't tell me you're going to be using that 770 on an 8 year old Athlon 64 3500 rig.
 

Techhog

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My monitor's res is 1920x1080. Heres the deal. Right now I have an 8 year old pc with an Athalon 64 3500 proc and a GTS 250 gpu with 3 gigs of ram. Anything would be an improvement. I was going to go with a GTX 760 but the 770 is about 20% faster.One of the things that I don't like about the R9 is that it is power hungry.

No, the R9 290 and 290X are power-hungry. The rest of the R9 cards are rebrands of the 7000 series (280X = 7970) and don't have the heat and power issues. They still use a but more power than an equivalent Kepler, but not enough to affect your electricity bill or even your PSU choice.
 

VulgarDisplay

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Please don't tell me you're going to be using that 770 on an 8 year old Athlon 64 3500 rig.

I was thinking the same thing...

OP, if you're using the athlon just get something like the 750ti or 7850/7870. There is literally no point in pairing a gtx770 with that CPU.

Even those cards I listed are likely going to be severly CPU bottlenecked, your gts250 is probably CPU bottlenecked...

Would it be crazy for me to suggest getting one of the faster AMD APU's for his situation? That we he gets improved CPU performance and decent 1080p performance at lower settings?
 
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toyota

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My monitor's res is 1920x1080. Heres the deal. Right now I have an 8 year old pc with an Athalon 64 3500 proc and a GTS 250 gpu with 3 gigs of ram. Anything would be an improvement. I was going to go with a GTX 760 but the 770 is about 20% faster.One of the things that I don't like about the R9 is that it is power hungry.
you will not see an improvement as your cpu is too slow and outdated. you wont even meet min requirements for modern games with that cpu. you need a new pc not just a video card.
 
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