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Old 10-15-2013, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I got help building my first computer here in 2009 and this is what I went with:

Cooler Master Full ATX Tower
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield
Asus P6T LGA 1366
G Skill Ripjaws Series 12GB F3-12800CL9T
Corsair Force Series 180GB SATA III SSD
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W
GTX 275 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI
25.5 inch Asus Monitor

With that being said I know my graphics card is getting a little out of date and I'd like to play BF4 when it comes out (doesn't have to be maxed out settings, but like to have it operate at least high with good FPS). My question is if I upgraded to like a $300 video card, would the rest of my build still be ok to maximize the performance of the video card? Or the rest of my build is now too old to use one of the current video cards out there and that if i want to be able to enjoy BF4 at high settings, I should consider getting a whole new build? Sorry if my question is kind of open ended, but appreciate your thoughts, thanks!
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-2768-KR GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support SC 4GB w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card
No, your build'll be fine. Also, for $300 you can play BF4 at 1080p.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R928XOC-3GD Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Which one is better, what's the difference?
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The 280x is better, comparable to that of the 770 unless you prefer Nvidia drivers.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Any difference between Gigabyte, Asus, or MSI?
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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THis is normally where I would give my "reference cooler/manufacture" blah blah speech, but all 280x cards have aftermarket.
So in this case, whatever you fancy.
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Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Actually - the video cards say they're PCI 3.0 - my mobo is PCI 2.0 is that going to be a problem?
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No.
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