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New GPU to existing 3770K rig, R9 290 vs 960

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Dr.gB
Hi,
I recently bought a used PC , Mainly for development and study purposes.The config for my rig is.
(Note; Ill be buying the GPU from Melbourne,Budget 350-400 AUD around 18k)

Corsiar 300R case- Link
Supports graphics cards up to 450mm in length
Seasonic x750 Gold Power supply-Link -
8GB Ram- 4 x 2GB - Gskill DDR3 1600
EVGA P55FTW – 1155
I7-3770K

For the monitor ,i'll be buying a 27" Acer IPS display-G277HL.

Im confused about choosing the right GPU for this setup.I would like to play games (GTA 5, Witcher 3 , League of legends etc.) in 1080p with decent setting without any hiccups. My current machine used for gaming is a Lenovo Thinkpad e540 (i5 4200m , 8GB and Nvidia 745M) and i'm happy with its performance( Medium graphics Settings ).

So which GPU should i go for?which GPU will give me more value for the money (a good investment for the future as well:))
My current selection is
Gigabyte (R929OC-4GD) Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 - 300$
or Should i wait for a price drop on 970?

any advice regarding the same will be really helpfull.
Thnx
 
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Dr.gB
For 18k a 280X will b the best. Its has more VRAM and higher bandwidth. Its also faster in most games than 960.

Thanks for the info
GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 - HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (R928XOC-3GD) | Centre Com : Best PC Hardware Prices!
is this the one you mentioned?

i thought r9 290 was better than 280x.(there is a sale going on now for r9 series)
Gigabyte (R929OC-4GD) Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 | Centre Com : Best PC Hardware Prices!
Is 970 really worth the money ,it cost around 500$.
 

rajesh00

Journeyman
Thanks for the info
GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 - HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (R928XOC-3GD) | Centre Com : Best PC Hardware Prices!
is this the one you mentioned?

i thought r9 290 was better than 280x.(there is a sale going on now for r9 series)
Gigabyte (R929OC-4GD) Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 | Centre Com : Best PC Hardware Prices!
Is 970 really worth the money ,it cost around 500$.

R9 290 performs better than 960 in many titles..

R9 290 > r9 280x~GTX 960...

500$ is way too higher for GTX 970.. I think it will costs u around 340-360$..
 
Thanks for the info
GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 - HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (R928XOC-3GD) | Centre Com : Best PC Hardware Prices!
is this the one you mentioned?

i thought r9 290 was better than 280x.(there is a sale going on now for r9 series)
Gigabyte (R929OC-4GD) Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 | Centre Com : Best PC Hardware Prices!
Is 970 really worth the money ,it cost around 500$.

290 is !25k in India so I didn't mention it. If it falls in your budget in Australia then surely get it :)
 
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Dr.gB
Thanks guys.I'm gonna check the store tommorow morning.hopefully the sale is still on ☺

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290 is !25k in India so I didn't mention it. If it falls in your budget in Australia then surely get it :)

So long story short, They ran out of stock on the 290.
But a colleague of mine had a bad experience with gigabyte 290,(stooped working after 3 days and RMA took around 2 monts)
So im gonna wait 2 more weeks,Save some more money and go for the MSI GTX 970 (around $470 AUD).

Thanks for all your help,And ill post a pic once i make the purchase.:-D
 

rajesh00

Journeyman
Thanks guys.I'm gonna check the store tommorow morning.hopefully the sale is still on ☺

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So long story short, They ran out of stock on the 290.
But a colleague of mine had a bad experience with gigabyte 290,(stooped working after 3 days and RMA took around 2 monts)
So im gonna wait 2 more weeks,Save some more money and go for the MSI GTX 970 (around $470 AUD).

Thanks for all your help,And ill post a pic once i make the purchase.:-D

970 is great card..Within 2 months AMD gonna release 3 series cards.We just need to wait for benchmarks.. :)
 
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Dr.gB
970 is great card..Within 2 months AMD gonna release 3 series cards.We just need to wait for benchmarks.. :)

will there be a recent price drop on the 970 when the r9 300 series comes out? and in 970 which one should i go for?
Msi , Msi Twin froz , Gigabyte G1 or Asus Strix ?
thanks
 

rajesh00

Journeyman
will there be a recent price drop on the 970 when the r9 300 series comes out? and in 970 which one should i go for?
Msi , Msi Twin froz , Gigabyte G1 or Asus Strix ?
thanks

Probably 1-2k price drop,but i'm not sure. Gigabyte G1 is OC card and gives 5-8fps more compare to others..
 
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Dr.gB
And the r9 390 8gb is here:|, and there is a slight price drop on 290x.
the r9 390 is almost the same price as the Asus Strix 970 and the 290 x a 100$ cheaper.
Should i consider the 290x or the 390? im looking for the best value card and longevity
Im waiting for my tax returns for the purchase. im 80 percent set on the 970.:)

Also anyone using wireless mouse for gaming? around 2k?
 

rajesh00

Journeyman
And the r9 390 8gb is here:|, and there is a slight price drop on 290x.
the r9 390 is almost the same price as the Asus Strix 970 and the 290 x a 100$ cheaper.
Should i consider the 290x or the 390? im looking for the best value card and longevity
Im waiting for my tax returns for the purchase. im 80 percent set on the 970.:)

Also anyone using wireless mouse for gaming? around 2k?

Choose for yourself.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj0bZgTq1x4

R9 390 and gtx 970 performs almost similar at 1080p but 390 performs good at 1440p.
 
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