Building a new computer, need advice before choosing GPU

Defer3G

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Okay, so I'm looking to build a new PC optimized for gaming and High Quality video rendering. The #1 card I'm looking at is the ASUS GeForce GTX 760 (I will link it)
I'd like to know a few things
1. Is this GPU good for 1080p gaming and Rendering? (and overall quality)
2. Am I able to run dual monitors off of the two DVI ports on this card?

My Future Specs will be:
4.0 GHz Quad Core i7 Processor 4790k regular(not a devils canyon)
16 Gb Ripjaw X Series Ram
650W Power Supply
Windows 7 Home Premium

(Link to Card-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775)
 

Darkbreeze

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All 4790K i7's are Devils Canyon. Devils Canyon refers to the Haswell-refresh series of i5 and i7 cpus. There is no "regular" 4790k.

The most important part of this build is the part you didn't express, which is the power supply. Nothing else matters if the PSU is not of high quality and in fact you stand a good chance of ruining your hardware or at minimum, having issues with it, if you use a cheap PSU. What brand and model of PSU were you intending to use with this build?

And, the R9 280x is a stronger performer than the GTX 760 and isn't much more. Depending on which version of the 760 you're looking at, it might not be any more or even cheaper than. Plus it has an extra 1GB of GDDR over the 760, which is part of why it's a stronger performer.

Both cards are fine for 1080p and rendering. Video rendering is more CPU dependent than GPU dependent, which you've got covered with the i7, so it really doesn't factor in regard to the GPU.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1929437/cpu-gpu-rendering.html

Any cheap card over, say, an R7 240 or GTX 730 will provide HD video no problem. Gaming graphics is what GPU firepower is really necessary for, as well as multi-monitor displays.
 

Darkbreeze

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XFX is good. All XFX PSUs are built by Seasonic. No worries there. While that IS an outstanding unit. You can get one just as good, or better, for less. This is what I'd suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $79.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-15 14:26 EST-0500

Review is here: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&file=print&reid=380


And if GPU capability is a concern, I'd go with the 280x or even the GTX 770 or R9 290. The difference in price between the two PSUs should offset it somewhat and you'll be getting one of the best PSUs made today.
 

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