I am currently looking for a GPU in the 400-600 USD price range. (A bit over and under is alright)
I want to be able to drive my new 1440p monitor (27") with decent frame rates on nearly every game, "decent frame rates" meaning over 30 and preferably 60 or higher. I will also have 2 other monitors that are used for multitasking hooked up to it, I only game on a single monitor. Another thing I would like is the ability to get a playable frame rate on my modded Skyrim, which is fairly close to what Logan has. I also want it to be quiet.
So basically, I want a high-end gaming GPU.
If there is one that can fit these specs at around 400 USD then I will be quite happy.
I am currently using a Radeon HD 7950 (It is a nice card) that will most likely be sent to my friend's build, when I get around to purchasing a new card.
I was thinking about the MSI Twin Frozr cooler for the card. Cards I am thinking about are the GTX 780 and the R9 290X.
Please provide your input.
EDIT: I do not mind having a 2.5 or 3 slot card as I will only be using one. A metal plate on the PCB is preferred.
EDIT 2: Looks like the sapphire Vapor X 290 wins! (Or MSI Frozr 290, depending on the circumstances)