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R9 280x and the R9 285/380 are faster than the GTX 960.

 

HD 7990 > R9 390 > R9 290 > R9 380x > R9 280x = HD 7970 > R9 380 = R9 285 > GTX 960 > R9 280 = HD 7950

 

 

Also there is a cheaper R9 280x http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphics-card/powercolor-axr9-280x-3gbd5-t2dhe-oc.html

And a R9 285 2GB http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphics-card/powercolor-r9-285-2gbd5-tdhe-2gb-ddr5-256bit-videocard.html

I am currently building my first PC on a budget of 1000$ and do not know which GPU I should choose...

My parts List: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PjxX4D

it would be either the: 

MSI GEFORCE GTX 960 GAMING 2G 2GB

or

 

SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 280X 3GB 

 

reccomendations is also great if there is still better GPU's in this price range

 

 

 

PC SPECS :

cpu: intel i3-6100 @ 3.70 Ghz (stock) gpu: Sapphire Nitro OC R9 380 4GB motherboard: Gigabyte H110M-DS2-CF

Case: NZXT S340 (glossy black) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 @ 2133 Mhz Storage: WD 1TB hard drive PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W

 

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You can get a 390 if you don't need anything else in that build.

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I am currently building my first PC on a budget of 1000$ and do not know which GPU I should choose...

My parts List: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PjxX4D

it would be either the: 

MSI GEFORCE GTX 960 GAMING 2G 2GB

or

 

SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 280X 3GB 

 

reccomendations is also great if there is still better GPU's in this price range

Here OP. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YK93Lk

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Prometheus (Main Rig)

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Laptop: 

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Intel Core i3-5005U, 8GB RAM, Crucial MX 100 128GB, Touch-Screen, Intel 7260 WiFi/Bluetooth card.

 Phone:

 Game Consoles:

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Softmodded Fat PS2 w/ 80GB HDD, and a Dreamcast.

 

If you want my attention quote my post, or tag me. If you don't use PCPartPicker I will ignore your build.

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You can get a 390 if you don't need anything else in that build.

currently, i cannot find any 380's or 390's in my local computer store...

any other recommendations perhaps?

(the online store of my local computer shop :http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphics-card.html)

PC SPECS :

cpu: intel i3-6100 @ 3.70 Ghz (stock) gpu: Sapphire Nitro OC R9 380 4GB motherboard: Gigabyte H110M-DS2-CF

Case: NZXT S340 (glossy black) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 @ 2133 Mhz Storage: WD 1TB hard drive PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W

 

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currently, i cannot find any 380's or 390's in my local computer store...

any other recommendations perhaps?

(the online store of my local computer shop :http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphics-card.html)

Can you not order online?

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Prometheus (Main Rig)

CPU-Z Verification

Laptop: 

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Intel Core i3-5005U, 8GB RAM, Crucial MX 100 128GB, Touch-Screen, Intel 7260 WiFi/Bluetooth card.

 Phone:

 Game Consoles:

Spoiler

Softmodded Fat PS2 w/ 80GB HDD, and a Dreamcast.

 

If you want my attention quote my post, or tag me. If you don't use PCPartPicker I will ignore your build.

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I am currently building my first PC on a budget of 1000$ and do not know which GPU I should choose...

My parts List: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PjxX4D

it would be either the: 

MSI GEFORCE GTX 960 GAMING 2G 2GB

or

 

SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 280X 3GB 

 

reccomendations is also great if there is still better GPU's in this price range

 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($81.45 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($319.98 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Micro Center) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $907.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Can you not order online?

i prefer just going to the stores as ordering online for me is a hassle ...

PC SPECS :

cpu: intel i3-6100 @ 3.70 Ghz (stock) gpu: Sapphire Nitro OC R9 380 4GB motherboard: Gigabyte H110M-DS2-CF

Case: NZXT S340 (glossy black) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 @ 2133 Mhz Storage: WD 1TB hard drive PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W

 

° ͜ʖ ͡°)  o baby yis....

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i also live in the Phillipines so i do not know where to order online....

PC SPECS :

cpu: intel i3-6100 @ 3.70 Ghz (stock) gpu: Sapphire Nitro OC R9 380 4GB motherboard: Gigabyte H110M-DS2-CF

Case: NZXT S340 (glossy black) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 @ 2133 Mhz Storage: WD 1TB hard drive PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W

 

° ͜ʖ ͡°)  o baby yis....

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R9 280x and the R9 285/380 are faster than the GTX 960.

 

HD 7990 > R9 390 > R9 290 > R9 380x > R9 280x = HD 7970 > R9 380 = R9 285 > GTX 960 > R9 280 = HD 7950

 

 

Also there is a cheaper R9 280x http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphics-card/powercolor-axr9-280x-3gbd5-t2dhe-oc.html

And a R9 285 2GB http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphics-card/powercolor-r9-285-2gbd5-tdhe-2gb-ddr5-256bit-videocard.html

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What games are you gonna play? What resolution? Maxed out?

for settings I would just go for high (2nd to the highest or something) at 1080p

PC SPECS :

cpu: intel i3-6100 @ 3.70 Ghz (stock) gpu: Sapphire Nitro OC R9 380 4GB motherboard: Gigabyte H110M-DS2-CF

Case: NZXT S340 (glossy black) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 @ 2133 Mhz Storage: WD 1TB hard drive PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W

 

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You can probably fit a 390 into that build if you swap out some other parts. Here, have a look at what I put together.

I swapped the 4690k and cooler for an i5 4460 instead, as it won't result in much performance loss in games and won't bottleneck a 390 at all.

I also swapped the hybrid drive you had for a 256GB SSD, which enables you to add in a mass-storage hard drive later, and costs the same as the 5400RPM SSHD you had earlier.

I also noticed that you're going with a black/blue themed build here, so I picked out some slightly cheaper (albeit faster and still blue) RAM modules, and the NZXT S340 case which has a power supply shroud for neat cable management. I also grabbed you an R9 390 from gigabyte, as the other version all had red accents or were sketchy in terms of manufacturers (Powercolor).
 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($81.45 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card  ($289.99 @ Micro Center) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Micro Center) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $786.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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i5 12600KF | Zotac RTX 4080 Gaming trinity | Team Vulcan 2x16GB DDR4 3600 | ASRock Z690M-ITX/ac | WD Black SN850x 2TB

Cooler Master NR200P v2 | ID Cooling Zoomflow 280 XT | SeaSonic Focus SGX-750 | Thermalright 2x140mm + 2x120mm aRGB

LG C2 OLED 48" 120hz | Epomaker TH80 (Gateron Yellow) | Logitech MX Master 3 | Koss Porta Pro Comm

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You can probably fit a 390 into that build if you swap out some other parts. Here, have a look at what I put together.

I swapped the 4690k and cooler for an i5 4460 instead, as it won't result in much performance loss in games and won't bottleneck a 390 at all.

I also swapped the hybrid drive you had for a 256GB SSD, which enables you to add in a mass-storage hard drive later, and costs the same as the 5400RPM SSHD you had earlier.

I also noticed that you're going with a black/blue themed build here, so I picked out some slightly cheaper (albeit faster and still blue) RAM modules, and the NZXT S340 case which has a power supply shroud for neat cable management. I also grabbed you an R9 390 from gigabyte, as the other version all had red accents or were sketchy in terms of manufacturers (Powercolor).

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bng2vK

ill try to consider this... but i wanted to overclock the cpu on my own so would i still add the cooler? 

PC SPECS :

cpu: intel i3-6100 @ 3.70 Ghz (stock) gpu: Sapphire Nitro OC R9 380 4GB motherboard: Gigabyte H110M-DS2-CF

Case: NZXT S340 (glossy black) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 @ 2133 Mhz Storage: WD 1TB hard drive PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W

 

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ill try to consider this... but i wanted to overclock the cpu on my own so would i still add the cooler? 

If you really want to overclock just go i5 4690k and get a hyper 212 evo.

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ill try to consider this... but i wanted to overclock the cpu on my own so would i still add the cooler? 

Are you interest in overclocking exclusively? Or do you feel you need to overclock to increase performance?

The i5 4460 will perform on par with even an overclocked 4690k in almost all titles, as games are far more GPU-bound than they are CPU-bound, so it makes sense to allocate more money towards a better graphics card (the 390, for instance) while still retaining a powerful CPU like the i5 4460. 

Furthermore, you can upgrade to a 4790k in the future, which is overclockable and will last you several years.

Also, after an upcoming BIOS update, you should be able to overclock ANY Skylake CPU (yes, even the non-k ones) so you might consider getting your hands on a skylake i5 6400 and a Z170 motherboard (or any super micro board, I hear).

i5 12600KF | Zotac RTX 4080 Gaming trinity | Team Vulcan 2x16GB DDR4 3600 | ASRock Z690M-ITX/ac | WD Black SN850x 2TB

Cooler Master NR200P v2 | ID Cooling Zoomflow 280 XT | SeaSonic Focus SGX-750 | Thermalright 2x140mm + 2x120mm aRGB

LG C2 OLED 48" 120hz | Epomaker TH80 (Gateron Yellow) | Logitech MX Master 3 | Koss Porta Pro Comm

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Are you interest in overclocking exclusively? Or do you feel you need to overclock to increase performance?

The i5 4460 will perform on par with even an overclocked 4690k in almost all titles, as games are far more GPU-bound than they are CPU-bound, so it makes sense to allocate more money towards a better graphics card (the 390, for instance) while still retaining a powerful CPU like the i5 4460. 

Furthermore, you can upgrade to a 4790k in the future, which is overclockable and will last you several years.

Also, after an upcoming BIOS update, you should be able to overclock ANY Skylake CPU (yes, even the non-k ones) so you might consider getting your hands on a skylake i5 6400 and a Z170 motherboard (or any super micro board, I hear).

oh thanks! i thought a 4460 was really off from an 4690k

id still get a cooler though on my part list... 

thank u all

PC SPECS :

cpu: intel i3-6100 @ 3.70 Ghz (stock) gpu: Sapphire Nitro OC R9 380 4GB motherboard: Gigabyte H110M-DS2-CF

Case: NZXT S340 (glossy black) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 @ 2133 Mhz Storage: WD 1TB hard drive PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W

 

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i also live in the Phillipines so i do not know where to order online....

 

Where are you located in the Philippines? Pchub has an r9 290x for only P10,000 ($211) but the manufacturer is vtx3d (they're like club3d). It is brand new and sealed though so I'm pretty sure it'll have a good warranty.

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oh thanks! i thought a 4460 was really off from an 4690k

id still get a cooler though on my part list... 

thank u all

You don't need an aftermarket cooler, the stock one is enough to keep it running cool while gaming.

Main Gaming Rig:

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Where are you located in the Philippines? Pchub has an r9 290x for only P10,000 ($211) but the manufacturer is vtx3d (they're like club3d). It is brand new and sealed though so I'm pretty sure it'll have a good warranty.

i live in pasig city , manila

PC SPECS :

cpu: intel i3-6100 @ 3.70 Ghz (stock) gpu: Sapphire Nitro OC R9 380 4GB motherboard: Gigabyte H110M-DS2-CF

Case: NZXT S340 (glossy black) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 @ 2133 Mhz Storage: WD 1TB hard drive PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W

 

° ͜ʖ ͡°)  o baby yis....

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You don't need an aftermarket cooler, the stock one is enough to keep it running cool while gaming.

im going to overclock it ... will the stock be enough???

PC SPECS :

cpu: intel i3-6100 @ 3.70 Ghz (stock) gpu: Sapphire Nitro OC R9 380 4GB motherboard: Gigabyte H110M-DS2-CF

Case: NZXT S340 (glossy black) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 @ 2133 Mhz Storage: WD 1TB hard drive PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W

 

° ͜ʖ ͡°)  o baby yis....

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Beats all the build out here.

 

Exactly $1000

 

If you want a cooler, Add Hyper 212 evo. But that's off budget. But I'd recommend it. Because of overclocking capability.

 

AsRock Z170 mobos can overclock non "K" CPUs.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($198.75 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card  ($374.99 @ Micro Center) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Micro Center) 
Total: $1000.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-22 03:18 EST-0500
 
Added better GPU. 390X! :)

Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz - Intel Stock Cooler - Zotac Geforce GT 610 2GB Synergy Edition

Intel DH61WW - Corsair® Value Select 4GBx1 DDR3 1600 MHz - Antec BP-300P PSU

WD Green 1TB - Seagate 2.5" HDD 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 500GB - Antec X1 E.

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