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Which Gpu for my current build?

by Dom_B / August 13, 2015 11:41 AM PDT

Hey guys, I recently bought some parts and built my first pc, its an apu based system, the processor being the a10 7700k, now... i did a thread a while back about what 2 gpus i should get to crossfire, but got lots of feedback and decided not to go down that route, im not rich enough to upgrade the cpu and motherboard as well as get a new gpu so my question now is.....what gpu do i get so that i dont bottleneck my cpu, ie max performance for as little as possible. my set up right now is:
8gb corsair ram
850w psu (overkill, i know)
a88x-g45 mb
a10-7700k apu
aaannnd...some fans
(the case is the xpredator evil blue edition, really cool case recommend it)

I'm looking to play games like league of legends and world of warcraft mostly, however i do play more damanding games like bf4, eso, witcher 3, and the entire assassins creed and need for speed ranges as well, the resolution is 1980x1080 and id like to max out the settings as much as possible for as little as more than 160 pounds(220 dollars) BUT the lower the better, thanks! Grin
So. ..the TL;DR is: what gpu for that build? xd

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If the 850Watt PSU is a quad rail, not overkill.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2015 11:54 AM PDT
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Decided with 280x
by Dom_B / August 13, 2015 1:26 PM PDT

did research, around 3 hours worth of it, looking into the price range of the 960, looked up to the r9 290 (which i originally wanted) decided that its *still* too expensive, and settled on the r9 280x Happy what do you guys think? any comments? feedback? im just really testing the grounds here.

PS.I want to bump up to a 9590 or 8320 at some point "soon" do you think i should wait it out and get a 290/290x or is the performance improvement not really worth it so much? (i don't mind upgrading the card in a year or two)

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Here's how I compare GPUs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2015 1:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Decided with 280x

1. Tomshardware for reviews.
2. GPUBOSS.COM to see which is better.

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