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What is the best graphics card right now for 1080p gaming

I want a card below $300 that can play current and future games at 60 or more fps on max settings and can last 2 or more yrs.Im currently building(specs below)


Samsung 850 evo 250gb 2.5
Gigabyte ga h97m d3h(already have)
Antec earthwatts 650w 80+bronze(already have)
Seagate 1tb hard drive(already have)
Intel i5 4590 3.3ghz(already have)
Cooler master hyper evo 212 82.9cfm sleeve bearing
Kingston hyperx fury white 1600 16gb(2x8gb)
Corsair carbide 400q atx mid tower
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  1. Why did you invest in Haswell?
    Very dated.
    Budget for the remaining stuff?
    You only need the stock cooler.
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  2. Chugalug_ said:
    Why did you invest in Haswell?
    Very dated.
    Budget for the remaining stuff?
    You only need the stock cooler.


    i was recommended the i5.
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  3. Chugalug_ said:


    Just msi what about the other brands any i should avoid.Also ive been waiting for vega is it worth it
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  4. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FPFXsY/evga-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-ftw-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-6368-kr
    I was recommending based on value for money, but if you want hands down the best performance for $300, get this.
    Vega is not worth waiting for, no, it'll be around 1080 performance speculated, and cost more than $300 anyway.
    It also hasn't even been revealed.
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  5. Chugalug_ said:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FPFXsY/evga-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-ftw-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-6368-kr
    I was recommending based on value for money, but if you want hands down the best performance for $300, get this.
    Vega is not worth waiting for, no, it'll be around 1080 performance speculated, and cost more than $300 anyway.
    It also hasn't even been revealed.


    Also will i need a gsync monitor.What if i dont get it they are VERY expensive
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  6. bigjohnny said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Why did you invest in Haswell?
    Very dated.
    Budget for the remaining stuff?
    You only need the stock cooler.


    i was recommended the i5.


    if you were buying new you should have gotten a i5 7600 with proper B250 mobo...

    return the stuff if you can


    that said, either a rx 580 or a gtx 1060 6gb are your best bet for your budget

    not going to give you ~60 fps max settings on every game at 1080p though, for that you need a gtx 1070 with an i7
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  7. bigjohnny said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FPFXsY/evga-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-ftw-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-6368-kr
    I was recommending based on value for money, but if you want hands down the best performance for $300, get this.
    Vega is not worth waiting for, no, it'll be around 1080 performance speculated, and cost more than $300 anyway.
    It also hasn't even been revealed.


    Also will i need a gsync monitor.What if i dont get it they are VERY expensive


    G-Sync at 1080p is just stupid, its money better spent on a better GPU.
    What's your budget for both monitor and the graphics card?
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  8. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($374.00 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Acer XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $573.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-25 03:51 EDT-0400
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  9. Chugalug_ said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($374.00 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Acer XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $573.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-25 03:51 EDT-0400


    The gtx 1070 is over budget i think i will get the gtx 1060 6gb
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  10. Just save up, at 144Hz you're really going to need it, trust me here.
    If it means waiting another month so be it, it's a much better bang for buck at this resolution.
    If it really is a stretch, get this, it's a 1070 with a lesser cooler, but it'll perform more or less the same.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4fyxFT/zotac-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-mini-video-card-zt-p10700g-10m
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  11. Chugalug_ said:
    Just save up, at 144Hz you're really going to need it, trust me here.
    If it means waiting another month so be it, it's a much better bang for buck at this resolution.
    If it really is a stretch, get this, it's a 1070 with a lesser cooler, but it'll perform more or less the same.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4fyxFT/zotac-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-mini-video-card-zt-p10700g-10m


    Will the cpu bottleneck the GTX 1070 and will fps drop severely and stutter severely.
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  12. there will be a slight bottleneck.
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  13. Nah, there won't be any bottleneck with your i5.
    It just won't run as well as an i7, which is different from a bottleneck.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($343.33 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Acer - XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $583.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-05 21:25 EDT-0400
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  14. Chugalug_ said:
    Nah, there won't be any bottleneck with your i5.
    It just won't run as well as an i7, which is different from a bottleneck.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($343.33 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Acer - XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $583.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-05 21:25 EDT-0400


    What about this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HHCA1IO/?tag=pcpapi-20 im looking for the lowest price possible.And the monitor you suggested its Freesync which only works with AMD cards not NVIDIA.
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  15. Incorrect, Freesync is an optional thing, it's just a bonus in this case, you can disable it and it will function as a regular 144hz monitor, it's just better quality as a panel vs the VG248QE.
    The 1070 G1 I posted is no longer $343, so I suppose the windforce is a better choice now.
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