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Best buy GPU for this rig?

Hi people!

I am ready to buy a new graphic card, but I would like the one that gets me the best buy – not necessarily the best one. E.g. an expensive 3 fps improvement doesn’t matter that much.

My rig is this:

AMD FX-8350
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
8GB Kingston ValueRAM. 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM. 1333 MHz.
XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit G DDR5 PCI Express 3.
550 Watt XFX Core Edition PRO550W


A GTX 770 or 780 perhaps?

Hope you can help me :)
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  1. A 770 or 780 will need a 600W psu. With 550 you can do a 760 or a 7970
  2. i7Baby said:
    A 770 or 780 will need a 600W psu. With 550 you can do a 760 or a 7970


    Got it, thanks. But would the 770 / 80 be the best cost/benefit buy? :)
  3. Not if you take into account buying another power supply.
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    buy 760 now . and then upgrade to 780 or 780ti with new PSU later . . 760 is perfect for 1080p gaming
  5. STACKS ON DECK said:
    buy 760 now . and then upgrade to 780 or 780ti with new PSU later . . 760 is perfect for 1080p gaming


    And a 760 would be a regular improvement over my HD 7870? I seem to get around 40 FPS on high settings on 1080P atm.
  6. STACKS ON DECK said:
    buy 760 now . and then upgrade to 780 or 780ti with new PSU later . . 760 is perfect for 1080p gaming


    But would 760 mean a real difference for me? Compared to my HD 7870? Everybody seems to praise 770/780 only?
  7. as compared to 7870 it doesn't means too much .... but if you are going for 780 so PSU upgrade is needed as well
  8. Have a read here: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_750_Ti_OC/ and here: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_radeon_r9_270x_hawk_review,1.html Both reviews compare a LOT of cards in their benchmarks, the results will be different as both sites use different testing hardware but the gaps between cards will be similar.
    Decide for yourself is the frame rate gain is worth the expense.
    I'd be very tempted to hold on until next year for the Maxwell release or at least the Christmas run up in the hope of bagging a better price because you'll need to aim at the R9 280X or GTX770 for a decent frame rate/settings boost and both are fairly costly, although I'm not convinced you'll need a stronger PSU with either, it'll be a good idea if you up the ante towards a GTX780/R9 290.
    As always, upgrade if you need to, rather than just because you can, if the current system is fulfilling your gaming requirements, don't upgrade yet.
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