Need New GPU - $300ish Budget

zeroethan

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Was about to pick up a Asus 280x but discovered that its plagued with artifacting problems.

My current setup is:
AMD FX-8320
Asus M5A97 R 2.0 MB
8Gbs of ram
600w PSU

Not looking to spend much more than $300 and don't really know what to go with / have any preferences as long as it runs well.
 

wurkfur

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I have it's cousin the Radeon 7950 (R9 280 "no X") and am curious what artifacting problems you speak of. All my games and applications run artifact free.
 

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wurkfur

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Usually the artifacting they speak of is from memory issues, perhaps my card has a better design or better cooling. The funny part is my memory is overclocked and so is the GPU.
 

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1NsM2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1NsM2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1NsM2/benchmarks/

Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $309.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-25 12:36 EDT-0400)

This would be the best option then and the Gtx 770 is a bit better then the R9 280x anyway.
 

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