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Old 12-16-2014, 08:32 PM   #31
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Don't know what the better bang for the bug is between those 2. I have not seen benchmarks and prices.

AS for you questions.
1; maybe. If it's a good PSU - Preferably gold validated - you can properly still use it with that new card. If you don't pay your own power bill, it's gonna do fine.... if it's of good quality that is. Any cheap brand and i'll trow that thing out.

2: It's all about the game engine. Engines like Cryengine and it's twin Dunia Engine runs best on Nvidia.
Where the source engine games run better on ATI/AMD.
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I just check how many amps the PSU throws out on the 12V rail and make sure it's more than the manufacturers recommended!

Although I did have a GTX280 happily running (which requires 40A) when my PSU only supplied 38A...

I guess the manufacturers build in a small tolerance, but I wouldn't want to overstress the PSU for long!
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Reviews for the 290 seem to be pretty good only thing is a lot of reviews said it ran loudly..
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:30 AM   #35
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My boss at work thinks I should wait for the GTX 960 come out, but I can get a Radeon 290X for around a hundred dollars less than a new 960. Would I regret going to a Radeon?
Apparently the 960 could be coming out on 22nd of January Possible GeForce GTX 960 launch date and price revealed | KitGuru
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:48 AM   #36
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I'm still unsure about which direction to go. I want some awesome performance, and my i5 4690K is on the way, so I guess it's time to match it with a good GPU. My PSU is a Cooler Master, so I have no clue if that's considered a "good" PSU. I might go up to an 850 Watt Corsair.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:21 PM   #37
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And that is only a rumor, I guess you could keep using your current GPU until the new 960 is released then upgrade as it would be pointless to buy a one GPU then upgrade it with a completely new one. Cool Master make good PSU's, CORSAIR RM Series RM850 850W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair RM850 Power Supply - Newegg.com
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Coolermaster have multiple 600W PSU's. But it should work just fine.
I'll still at some point upgrade it to something like the one BK linked to.
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Also about the GPU according to Tom's Hardware the 280 & 290 are good for gaming if you want to spend between $200-$300 Best Graphics Cards Between $200-$300 - Enthusiast GPUs..
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I have a Corsair HX850 on the way. It's gold rated, and I got it for $40. I'm so cheap . But it looks like I will be going with either a R9 280X or R9 290. I guess it really doesn't matter, because the most intensive game I want to run is DayZ Standalone. Is it worth it to get a RAM Fan? I found a kingston that would work really well, and I also am looking to get some really quiet fans..... Any suggestions?
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