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I've put together a build for a mate who wants to get back into PC gaming.

 

All I need is the GPU.

 

Currently the build is at $975 AUD.  The Budget is $1250 ish.

 

He doesn't want to upgrade this rig for as long as possible.

 

What GPU should I put in it for him?

 

Bear in mind that GPU prices are a lot higher here in Australia.

 

Cheers

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Well you should post the specs of the system first. 

 

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Specs

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($249.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($14.50) 
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($14.50) 
Other: Bitfenix Alchemy Connect 30cm Green LED Strip ($22.00)
Other: Custom Sleeved Green Cables ($39.00)
Total: $931.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-02 20:52 EST+1000

"Since the Internet is almost diametrically opposed to the notion of Quality Control, in recent years it's been a lot easier to just assume everything's s**t until it can prove itself otherwise".  Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw (2008)

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I've put together a build for a mate who wants to get back into PC gaming.

 

All I need is the GPU.

 

Currently the build is at $975 AUD.  The Budget is $1250 ish.

 

He doesn't want to upgrade this rig for as long as possible.

 

What GPU should I put in it for him?

 

Bear in mind that GPU prices are a lot higher here in Australia.

 

Cheers

If you get him a SLI/Crossfire capable motherboard then the best price>performance winner would be the GTX 970 ($500 atm in AUST) followed by the R9-290 ($450+) With the goal to only get ONE for now, another in 18 months.

Guessing you already have a list of parts as you stated, alter it for adding another GPU in 18 months.

Having an overclockable CPU will help too... for the 'in 5 years' or so...

 

 

AUSSIE PRICES PEOPLE....

 

GTX 970 or R9-290 or greater is prob your best bet for his needs.

Maximums - Asus Z97-K /w i5 4690 Bclk @106.9Mhz * x39 = 4.17Ghz, 8GB of 2600Mhz DDR3,.. Gigabyte GTX970 G1-Gaming @ 1550Mhz

 

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280x

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CPU: i7 - 2600kGPU: GTX 1070Mobo: intel somethingRAM: Corsair XMS3 @1600Mhz (8GB)SSD: Crucial MX100 256GB. HDD: WD Green 1TB . Case: Cooler Master HAF XB EVO Monitors: LG 25UM65-P and Benq 2200HD Keyboard: Corsair vengeance K70 FPS Red switch. Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Core. Headset: Steelseries Siberia V2

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Updated Parts list for OC/SLI capability

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($279.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C12P SE14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z97 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($14.50) 
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($14.50) 
Other: Bitfenix Alchemy Connect 30cm Green LED Strip ($22.00)
Other: Custom Sleeved Green Cables ($39.00)
Total: $1144.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-02 21:27 EST+1000
 
Not much left for GPU though.

"Since the Internet is almost diametrically opposed to the notion of Quality Control, in recent years it's been a lot easier to just assume everything's s**t until it can prove itself otherwise".  Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw (2008)

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