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[–] 834R [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I hate that nvidia is trying to push out competition by making features like physX that'll only work on their cards but I'll pay for it if I have to.

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[–] TheMute 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hm, yeah. I absolutely see where you're coming from. - You can actually get PhysX running off-board through your CPU with an AMD GPU in your system, and I may be wrong but I believe you can do a little bit of tweaking to get your GPU to do it (through a modified driver). - Still, it does remain the case that on-board PhysX is naively a feature exclusive to Nvidia GPUs.

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[–] Fatal_Taco 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

For GPUs in the low price range like $150, I'd normally prefer AMD. If it's for higher end ones, it's nVidia. Though AMD is making me more spoilt for choice with HBM, Freesync and the R9 Fury X.

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[–] trent33 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I would pony up to a 900 series. The benefits of the co-processor are undeniable IMO. They're releasing a new 950ti soon aren't they?

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[–] Spinalfailed 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Look at either a 970 or a 290/390(X model if you really want it). 970 is great except remember that a high ram using game will start running into issues after 3.5gb due to the use of .5gb of slower crappier memory. Honestly there are so many fan boys for either red or green is often extremely difficult to get a real valid explained reason as to why you should choose 1 or the other and the pros and cons of each card.

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[–] 834R [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks I'll look into that.

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[–] Fatal_Taco 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I bought an R9 270 at $150. I can say I'm pretty glad with it! GTA V with FXAA with all advanced settings on @1080P runs 45-60 fps! War Thunder on its utmost highest settings run 60fps for air combat and 40fps for ground combat. Wolfenstein The Old Blood on High runs around 45fps

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[–] ispshadow 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I absolutely love my R9 270.

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[–] Naught405 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

evga gtx 970 done. (its around 370$ I think and EVGA has the absolute best warranty and customer service I've ever dealt with)

edit: credentials/background: I build computers at work, I've built 6 so far in July plus a personal gaming rig and I've been building since Pentium 4 3GHz with HT was the hot new shit. And here's my latest build :)

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[–] Naught405 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've had very similar experience with them :)

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[–] MrSilkyJohnson 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Since you're a regular builder (and its the internet, I have no reason not to believe you), what's your opinion on AMD vs Intel processors, specifically "mid-to-top of the line" AMD processors vs the Core Series? Also, NVIDA vs AMD GFX cards? Last time I built (many moons ago), the AMD cards were equivalent in most respects, but the drivers were an absolute mess. Still the case?

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[–] Naught405 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Honestly I don't really know that much about the amd side of things, I've always considered them to be a step below, not necessarily in raw numbers but also quality, support and stability. The builds I do for work will always be intel because it is a requirement and I've done probably 10 top of the line rig builds, always on Intel nVidia. I have known other people who have used AMD systems (not in the last couple of years though, I understand they are getting much better and started writing some drivers occasionally) but it always seemed like something was a little off for some reason and they definitely had more stability related issues overall. I also have a much deeper knowledge of the intel and nvidia products. Sorry I can't help all that much. TL;DR my friend had an early AMD quad core 3 ghz, I had a intel q9400 core 2 quad, his died w/i 2.5 years @ stock clock, mine lasted 4 years at +800MHz (3.4GHz) and I still sold it for 175$

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[–] Carilic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why dont you recreate your PC, if possible, in Pcpartspicker.com. If this is not possible we need to know how many Watts your PSU is capable of and what CPU you have.

We will also need to know your budget, where you live, and what resolution you plan on gaming at.

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[–] 834R [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have a 1000 watt cougar psu, an I5, 16 GB 1866 ram, 128gb ssd, 3tb hdd, I don't want to spend more than $400 on a GPU, I spent $350 on a gigabyte 7970 a while back and it lasted me about 3 months before it started artifacting and 5 before it caused crashes. I want something that's going to last, I'll spend whatever it takes if it'll last longer.

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[–] ProfKraken 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm in a similar position and I've been seriously looking at a R9 290x. I've only got a 1080p monitor and I'm fairly content with 1080p gaming. From what I read the 290x should be getting a lot cheaper soon and it's should be more than enough to last for the next 2-3 years at 1080p.

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[–] Carilic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What resolution are you gaming at?