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What is the best Graphics Card i can get for around $300-$350? I was thinking the R9 280x, but would the GTX 760/770 be better? I currently have a Geforce GTX 550ti so anything above that would be an improvement. 

 

CPU: AMD FX 4100 Quad Core

RAM: 8 GB (hopefully going to upgrade that to 16)

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If youre in the US just spend a tiny bit more for a 970


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970 the best card (price for performance)

If you cant afford it id go with the 770 over the 280x.

WARNING: Your CPU Will bottleneck the 770 in intensive games unless overclocked to around 4.1 or 4.2 Ghz, or you need to upgrade.


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I would only recommend a 970 if you're going to get a 8320/i5 in the future because it will be severely bottlenecked by your current CPU.


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970 Is very good at that Price


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Gtx 970!!!


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Get a new cpu before buying a new graphics card as your 4200 is very underpowered and a 970 will severly bottleneck.


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Same price point is GTX 970 and R290X both good cards. I'm an Nvidia user so depending on the games you wish to play should influence yr decision as well as look as benchmarks on those titles

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R9 290x is great for the price, but do watch out for its heat and power consumption. Don't be too eager to jump on the gtx 970 train

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Mhmm, it'd be easiest and safest to recommend the 970, all aboard the hypetrain. But at the same point AMD's VERY aggressive with the pricing and in Finland you can get a factory refurb r9 290x for odd 200€ and new ones for around 300€.

Well, personally I don't much like the magmachambers so Nvidia it is. But your mileage may vary.

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Depending on your location... if US dollar, you can actually get a 970 for 349.99$ (MSI Gaming 4G, ASUS Strix, ...) from Amazon or NCIX or.... other stores, yeah, actually, a lot of stores are selling for 349.99 last time I saw, or at most 369.99(Gigabyte G1 Gaming, ...).

Or you can also go for a 290 or 290X, they are quite aggressive with their pricing as a reply above said. Although... all aboard the current-gen train so.... I'll recommend the 970.

PS: Please, if you live in Australia like I do.... just order it off Amazon, or other places in general. If you live in Canada, maybe NCIX will have something cheaper, maybe?

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