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Is the Gtx 770 worth it?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am building a PC with the following specs:

Pentium g4400

Gigabyte Ga-h110m Matx 

Gskill nt series 8gb(2133mhz ddr4)

Xfx r7 360 2gb

Seasonic s12ii 520watt 80+ bronze

The r7 360 is ~90$. Would it be a good idea to go with a gtx 770 used for about 100-120$ instead. I want to play new games such as battlefield 1 and GTA 5 at medium settings 60fps. Are there any other used or new graphics cards in the 100-120$ range that are better?


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The RX 460 is coming out soon so I'd wait and see how that performs.

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You might make the minimum specs for Battlefield 1 with an i3-6100, but I definitely would not recommend it.

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21 minutes ago, StaffCorporal said:

Mate, never mind the GPU. That CPU is a potato :|

cpu is fine... less potato than my second ever pc with an c2d e6400


i should elaborate... i upgraded from said e6400 to a g3258... so im on my 3rd pc now (technically 4th, but i dont count the one my parents owned that i used)


Cpu: Pentium G3258 (4.5Ghz 1.35v) Cooler: Be Quiet! Pure Rock Motherboard: ASRock Pro BTC (H81)

Ram: Kingston HyperX White (1x8GB 1866Mhz @1400) Gpu: Radeon HD 7950 (stock due to artifacts)

Psu: EVGA Supernova 750W G2  Case: Fractal Design S (Black w/ Window )

Storage: 2x Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200RPM



Cpu: Xeon E5 2670-V3 Cooler: Be Quiet! Pure Rock Motherboard: ASRock Taichi X99

Ram: G.Skill TridentZ Black/White (4x8GB 3200Mhz) Gpu: Asus Strix RX 480 Psu: EVGA Supernova 750W G2

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Black Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB and Samsung 950 PRO 256gb



Pentium to be reused with Cryorig M9I, ASRock z97 Extreme 6, Radeon HD 7950, Kingston Ram, Hdd's, Fractal Design S, and an EVGA 750w BQ psu



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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 minutes ago, StaffCorporal said:

Mate, never mind the GPU. That CPU is a potato :|

This cpu is good for the money and will probably be upgraded to an i5 6500 within a few months.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
25 minutes ago, ShadowTechXTS said:

The RX 460 is coming out soon so I'd wait and see how that performs.

I'll wait for the Rx 460 which is coming out on the 9th.

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If you don't want to purchase new, the performance boost you get by getting the gtx 770 over the r7 360 for just about $20-30 more is a pretty large jump, however i would recommend putting more focus on a better processor to alleviate some potential drawbacks you might get with the g4400. Considering the games you said you want to play, you might be better off with a quad core, especially if you end up wanting to play new games in the future as DX12 popularizes. A lot of new games refuse to even open without detecting 4+ physical cores), and if you're open to older platforms then the price might not even change all that much from what you listed above.


However, again it's all situational, you have to consider the broader spectrum of what you want to do with the system as well as your budget. Personally I doubt that Battlefield 1 will be able to open without 4 cores considering the direction PC games are going, but i guess we'll have to wait and see.

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RAM: 12GB (3x4GB) GeiL DDR4 2133MHz

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB MSI Armor OC

PSU: EVGA 80+ 500w

Storage: Toshiba P300 1TB HDD + Hitachi HDS721016CLA382 160GB HDD (with the classic messy partition table)

Cooling: Zalman CNPS10X Extreme

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