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Topic # 166028 28-Feb-2015 08:40
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Im wanting to give witcher 3 a bash when it comes out later this year after the brilliance if the first 2.
The reccomended graphics card is:
Video Card: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
Currently i have a gtx 560, so obviously need something with a bit more balls. Currently im considering either a gtx 960 or 970 (whilst trying to spend as little as possible.......fear of the wife).

Asides from computer lounge does anyone have any reccommendations for a good retailer online? Or make any additional suggestions to the above cards! Thanks in advance

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  Reply # 1248253 28-Feb-2015 10:00
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  Reply # 1248260 28-Feb-2015 10:07
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What's your budget?




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  Reply # 1248277 28-Feb-2015 10:40
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My budget is as low as humanly possible :-)
Kinda aiming for $400 ish, anything more and i have to start hiding the credit card statement lol.
I already get grief from the wife with my "collectable" purchases.



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  Reply # 1248280 28-Feb-2015 10:46
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Lias: http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=24044





Thanks, completely overlooked that one whilst looking through their site.
might have to sweet talk my wife to see if she will let me stretch that far.

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  Reply # 1250497 3-Mar-2015 18:53
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It's a wee bit more than your budget, but its a sharp price for a 290X, and it will cream pretty much any game at 1920x1080 (1080p) , and be pretty damn respectable at 2560x1440 (1440p)




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  Reply # 1251259 4-Mar-2015 18:25
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I would go for the GTX 970 its cooler and a lot less power hungry than the 290x. I picked my Galax GTX 970 Black Edition for $520 from the guy at just laptops in Mt Wellington he always does great deals give him a ring.



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  Reply # 1251262 4-Mar-2015 18:42
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Echoe: I would go for the GTX 970 its cooler and a lot less power hungry than the 290x. I picked my Galax GTX 970 Black Edition for $520 from the guy at just laptops in Mt Wellington he always does great deals give him a ring.


Thats a pretty good price.
I thank you, but im not sure my wife will lol.

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  Reply # 1251790 5-Mar-2015 16:41
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Echoe: I would go for the GTX 970 its cooler and a lot less power hungry than the 290x. I picked my Galax GTX 970 Black Edition for $520 from the guy at just laptops in Mt Wellington he always does great deals give him a ring.


I second calling the just laptops guy, he's pretty friendly and gives great discounts if you do contact him directly



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  Reply # 1259618 15-Mar-2015 11:54
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Thankfully i didnt buy a card yet, as witcher 3 is being given away with 960,970 and 980 nvidia cards from official retailers.
Which means for $600 delivered via amazon i get a 970 and a free copy of the game as well.

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