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Which GPU to get for new mini-itx build

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Hey guys,


I'm starting a new mini-itx build with the following parts:

Kingston HyperX KHX16LC10K2/16X or KHX16C10B1K2/16 16G kit DDR3 1600 RAM

Intel BX80646I74770K Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz 8MB LGA1150 Haswell Boxed CPU

ASRock Z87E-ITX Intel Z87 S1150 2xDDR3/SATA3/USB3.0/HDMI/DVI/DP/802.11ac Wi-Fi/BT/Min-ITX MB

Thermaltake TP-850MPCGAU Toughpower 850W 80+ Gold PSU Power Supply Unit

Samsung 840 Series 250G SATA SSD MZ-7TD250BW

Corsair CWCH100i Haswell ready Cooling Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooling and Built-In Corsair Link™ Functionality, 2*120m fans

BitFenix PRODIGY-GN-W Bitfenix PRODIGY-GN-W, Viper Green, Window, Mini-ITX case, Green Body and Solid Front Panel, Black Mesh


Now, the only outstanding part is the GPU.


I'm tossing between:

GTX 770 (Gigabyte?)

MSI 7970 OC'd (one of the "newer" 7970 models)

or GTX780 (although a bit pricy)


noting the GTX770 and the 7970 cost roughly the same.


Now, I am aware that HD9000 will be announced this month with release potentially in October. I could potentially wait and fit the above build with a temporary HD6970. I would be keen on latest HD9000 if it is on par/better than a GTX780 at a similar/cheaper price.


Any ideas/recommendations?

Edited by ameel

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What type of games will you be playing. And do you game often?

Additionally, what resolution will you be running?

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you only need a 400-500w psu


buy this card then if your not happy sell it and upgrade to hd9000 or whatever nvidia brings out next its only a little slower than 7970 when at the same clock speeds

Powercolor HD7950 Boost State V5 3GB $279 + 4 free games pccg


do you need a 4770k? if its just for gaming ht probably wont be of much benefit

Edited by Dasa

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